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Day in Donbas: Six attacks, no casualties among Ukrainian soldiers

Russian-backed militants used weapons of prohibited calibers
21:58, 8 September 2019
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Today, on September 8, Donbas militants violated the ceasefire six times using 82-mm mortars, grenade launchers of various systems and small arms. The press service of the Ministry of Defense reports this on Facebook.

During the day, militants fired at the Joint Forces positions in the Donetsk sector.

The hostile forces used small arms near Granite settlement. They fired an automatic grenade launcher near Krasnohorivka. Near Verkhniotoretske, they used 82 mm mortar, grenade launchers of various systems and heavy machine guns. Near Mykolaivka, rebels fired with heavy machine guns twice. In the area of ​​Avdiivka, they used an automatic grenade launcher, hand anti-tank grenade launchers, and heavy machine guns.

No losses among the Ukrainian military personnel were reported over the day.

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President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky declares that agreement on the withdrawal of troops in Donbas has been reached. The withdrawal will take place along the entire demarcation line, 112 Ukraine reports.

“We took the first step, and it was very difficult. We know what to do next. Next, we will strive to return all our prisoners and continue to separate the troops in two stages in the framework of the Minsk process. First, near Zolote and Petrovske settlements, and then - separation on the entire territory, a ceasefire and an end to the war," Zelensky said.

The final stage, according to the president, is to return the occupied territories under Ukraine’s control.
 
 
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