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Day in Donbas: Seven attacks, no casualties among Ukrainian troops

Source : 112 Ukraine

82 mm mines hit the Ukrainian positions in Donetsk and Luhansk regions
23:56, 14 May 2020

82 mm mortar mine in the ground, Donbas
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On May 14, Russian mercenaries violated the ceasefire in Donbas seven times. The Joint Forces Operation HQ reported that on Thursday evening.

In Donetsk region, the enemy opened fire from grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms. Pro-Kremlin argmed gangs attacked the areas of Pisky and Avdiivka. 82 mm mines landed at Ukrainian positions near Verkhnyotoretske.

In Luhansk region, hostile forces landed attacks on Khutir Vilny, Orikhove and Zaitsevo. They used 82 mm mortars, mounted anti-tank grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms.

None of Ukrainian soldiers were wounded or killed in action during the day.

Related: Two Ukrainian servicemen die during exercises in Donbas

On May 13, Ukraine's combat veteran, Army Special Forces officer lost his life in an incident that occurred in Donetsk region.

Leonid Kharchenko, the former serviceman of military reconnaissance of the self-styled Donetsk People's Republic (DNR) is now in custody in Donetsk city. BBC reported this, specifying that the man has been one of the suspects in the MH17 case. 

On March 11, the occupant government of the DNR took Kharchenko in. Two months after that, on May 11, the arrest was extended until July 2020. 

According to BBC, Kharchenko's comrades assume he was taken to custody to prevent capture by Ukrainian special services.

Related: Ukraine's Army Special Forces Major dies in Donbas

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