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Day in Donbas: One Ukrainian fighter dies in combat

Source : 112 Ukraine

Russian occupants used Minsk-banned artillery and mortars
23:54, 16 January 2020

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RFE/RL

One serviceman of Ukraine's military deceased in Donbas combat area on Thursday. The Joint Forces Operation HQ reported that on January 16.

The enemy landed nine attacks on Ukrainian positions over that day. Russian occupants used Minsk-banned 152 mm artillery and mortars, as well as grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms. Enemy snipers opened fire, too.

Ceasefire violations were observed in Novotroitske, Travneve, Novotoshkivske, Luhanske, Novozvanivka and Orikhove.

Related: 140 explosions spotted in Donbas, - OSCE

On January 16, the Ukrainian side offered to create the additional subgroup on border issue during the session of the Trilateral Contact Group as Daria Olifer, the spokesperson of Ukraine’s Representative Leonid Kuchma reported on Facebook.

According to her, the Ukrainian side considers it is necessary for OSCE SMM to hold the repeated verification of the withdrawal of the heavy weapons and the places of their storage.

Related: Militants mine Ukrainian positions in Donbas near Orikhovo, Zolote-5

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