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Day in Donbas: Russian-backed militants violate truce three times, no casualties

The hostile forces fired the positions Armed Forces of Ukraine near Stepove, Bohdanivka and Zolote-4 villages
11:46, 24 March 2019

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The Donbas militants fired the positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the Donbas conflict zone three times. The Joint Forces Operation (JFO) HQ reported this on Facebook.

“The enemy violated the ceasefire regime three times on March 23,” the report said.

Besides, the hostile forces fired twice in the East operational group action zone; they used small arms near Stepove settlement and heavy machine guns near Bohdanivka village.

Related: Day in Donbas: One attack by pro-Russian militants

In the North group area, the enemy attacked our positions with the infantry fighting vehicle BMP-1 and anti-tank grenade launchers near Zolote-4 village.

“No casualties are spotted among the Ukrainian Armed Forces,” reads the message.

According to the report, the Ukrainian soldiers stopped the fire by opening fire as well, as the result of which five Russian-backed militants were killed and one more wounded.

“No attacks have been spotted since midnight,” JFO reported.

Earlier, Ukrainian military doctor Volodymyr Markevych deceased during fulfilling his duties in the Donbas combat zone.

Volodymyr Markevych was the senior military doctor, so he worked at the observation post of the forefront of the contact line near Novomykhaylivka village. The man was in the most dangerous area because the soldiers could have needed his help at any moment.

Related: Day in Donbas: One Ukrainian soldier dead, one more wounded

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