Battle near Pivdenne: Platoon commander and serviceman killed

Source : 112 Ukraine

It is noted that militants continue to use weapons prohibited by Minsk agreements
21:57, 28 June 2018

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From the beginning of Thursday afternoon, June 28, in the Donbas area, pro-Russian  militants opened fire seven times, six of them from mortars and tanks. In the Pivdenne  region, the Ukrainian Armed Forces participated in a battle, which resulted in the death of the Combatant of the Joint Forces and the platoon commander. This is reported by the Press Center of JFO in Facebook.

According to information, near Pivdenne enemy troops opened fire around 08:30 on residential areas. They used mortars, heavy grenade launchers and heavy machine guns.

"The commander of the company of the Royal Brigade, Oleg Lototsky, whose unit defends this settlement, quickly assessed the situation and started the battle. In a moment, the firearms on duty already opened fire on the enemy. As it turned out, a group of militants came close to the town under cover of a fire. A minute later, a battle was fought on the outskirts of Pivdenne, led by platoon commander Valery Shishan. The battle lasted almost half an hour, "the report said.

During the fighting, a reserve group fighter was injured. The platoon commander, together with the company commander, began to rescue the serviceman.

"This is exactly what the sniper-terrorist was expecting, Valery Shishan was mortally wounded. He was the oldest in the unit, and soon he would have turned 58. Without waiting for his commander, later the soldier of the reserve group Andriy Volos died from wounds. He was only 25 ", noted in the JFO headquarters.

According to preliminary intelligence data, on June 28, 5 militants were killed and 8 wounded.

Also, the situation in the Mariupol direction remained tense. There, the enemy fired from the weapons banned by the Minsk agreements. 

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