Day in Donbas: Ten attacks, two Ukrainian servicemen wounded

Source : 112 Ukraine

The enemy used heavy weaponry banned by Minsk agreements
23:58, 17 March 2020

Donbas conflict
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On March 17, Russian mercenaries landed ten attacks on Ukrainian positions in Donbas. That resulted in combat injuries for two fighters of the Ukrainian military, the press office of Ukraine's Defense Ministry reports.

The lives of the wounded soldiers is beyond danger now.

The authority claims that the enemy used Minsk-banned weapons to shell the emplacements of the Ukrainian military - such as mortars and an anti-tank missile launcher. The militants also fired grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms.

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In Donetsk region, the enemy opened fire six times. Firefights took place in Pavlopil (twice), Berezove, Starohnativka, Shyrokyne and Slavne. In Luhansk region, Ukrainian troops suffered four attacks of hostile forces - in Novoluhanske (twice), Orikhove and Novotoshkivske.

Ukrainian forces returned fire with the weapons at their disposal.

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