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Day in Donbas: Russian mercenaries land four attacks on Ukrainian positions

No casualties were reported over the said period, - Joint Forces Operation HQ
23:48, 8 October 2019

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Since the beginning of the day, October 8, pro-Kremlin mercenaries attacked the positions of Ukrainian forces four times; according to Joint Forces Operation HQ, they used weapons of banned calibers.

In Vodyane (Donetsk region), the enemy used small arms and grenade launchers. 82 mm mines hit Travneve. 

In Luhansk region, Russia's illegal armed gangs violated the ceasefire three times - in Svitlodarsk, Travneve and Luhanske. 

None of the Ukrainian servicemen were wounded or killed in action.

Related: Ukraine left alone to settle Donbas conflict, - Lukashenko

Due to the disengagement of forces in Donbas conflict area, fighters of Ukrainian Armed Forces will return to positions that they held three years ago, in 2016. Ruslan Khomchak, the Chief of General Staff of Ukraine's Armed Forces said so as quoted by the government web portal.

"New positions of the Ukrainian military will be where they were in 2016, when the disengagement of forces in the said area first took place. The units of Ukraine's Armed Forces will keep controlling the situation", he said.

The disengagement of forces is supposed to be a mirror-like action, Khomchak insisted.

Related: Donetsk regional administration reveals plan of disengagement of forces in Donbas

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