Day in Donbas - 17 attacks of pro-Russian militants during the day

Source : 112 Ukraine

Militants opened fire from the arms of infantry fighting vehicles, mortars, machine guns and grenade launchers
22:04, 23 September 2018

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During the current day, militants violated the ceasefire 17 times in the Donbas conflict zone. As a result of the fighting, one Ukrainian military was injured, the press center of the Joint Forces Operation said.

"On the Horlivka direction, the enemy used mortars of 82 caliber three times, firing at Ukrainian strong points in the areas of Shumy, Yuzhne and Mayorske, and in the Novoluhanske area the invaders used prohibited weapons 5 times, firing on the positions of the Joint forces with mortars of 82 mm caliber, and then twice using mortars of 120 and 82 calibers," said in a statement.

It is noted that as a result of military operations, one Ukrainian military man was wounded.

Earlier the border guards of the Krasnopillya border service with the help of a night vision device detained a citizen of the Russian Federation who tried to illegally enter Ukraine crossing the border outside the official crossing point on September 22. This is stated in the message of the State Border Service.

According to it, the detained 25-year-old man, a resident of Moscow, applied to the police with a request for refugee status.

"He explained that he was persecuted by representatives of the Russian special services for his political and religious views in his homeland, and recently he was charged for committing an offense under the article of the Russian Criminal Code for inciting hatred and enmity," reads message.

Since the man was declared wanted in the federal list and due to the risk of being detained by Russian border guards at the checkpoint, he decided to enter Ukraine illegally by crossing the state border on its "green" section.

The State Border Guard Service notes that at present procedural actions are continuing and in the near future, in the established order, the man will be transferred to the competent authorities.

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