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All four Ukrainian servicemen killed over 24 hours in Donbas were Marines

Another fighter was wounded in action on August 6
08:48, 7 August 2019

Berets of Ukrainian Marines
112 Agency

The four Ukrainian warriors who lost their lives in combat in Donbas were the Marines. They were killed in action on August 6, as Russian occupants launched nine attacks on Ukrainian positions in the combat area; press office of the Joint Forces Operation HQ reported that.

Most of the skirmishes occurred in Donestsk region. The enemy opened fire from IFVs, grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms. In one case, they fired 120 mm mortars banned by Minsk agreements. 

No attacks have been observed in the combat zone since the beginning of August 7.

Related: Donbas war: Four Ukrainian soldiers die

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky asked heads of the Normandy Four member countries to meet as soon as possible after the recent news about Ukraine's combat casualties in Donbas. He left the respective post on his Facebook page.

"I urge Emmanuel Macron, Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin, the leaders of Normandy Four member countries to convene for the resumption of the talks as soon as possible", he wrote. "Four Ukrainian military servicemen deceased near Pavlopol after the attack from a man-portable grenade launcher... Today's incident aims to undermine not only this ceasefire but also the negotiation process on the whole. Ukraine wants peace sincerely. And our aspiration remains. Today, the entire world saw who does not want peace", Zelensky wrote.

Related: Zelensky urges Normandy Four leaders to convene due to escalation in Donbas

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