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Day in Donbas: One Ukrainian soldier wounded in action

Russian invaders fired Minsk-banned 82 mm mortars
23:56, 3 September 2019

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RFE/RL

On September 3, armed Russian mercenaries landed four attacks on Ukrainian positions in Donbas. One serviceman of Ukraine's government troops sustained combat injuries, as the Joint Forces Operation HQ reported. 

Shelling the emplacements of the Ukrainian military, the enemy used Minsk-banned 82 mm mortars, as well as automatic grenade launchers, heavy machine guns, and small arms.

Related: 24 hours in Donbas: 15 ceasefire violations, one Ukrainian soldier died

September 2, Russian occupants opened fire on Ukrainian positions 15 times. The enemy used the weapons banned by Minsk agreements, such as 122 mm artillery systems, 120 and 82 mm mortars, as well as infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers, heavy machine guns, and small arms. One Ukrainian serviceman deceased in action, and another one was wounded. The name of the perished fighter was Andriy Protsenko; the military has not yet revealed the place where the tragedy occurred, nor it is known what actually caused his death. The man was born in Vinnytsia region; the HQ of Ukraine's Air Force is located in Vynnytsia, the region's capital city. 

Related: Germany assigns 1 million Euros to support those who suffered aftermath of Donbas conflict

 

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