Day in Donbas: Three Ukrainian servicemen wounded

Source : 112 Ukraine

Russian mercenaries landed fire on Ukrainian positions nine times
23:55, 5 March 2020

Since the beginning of the day, pro-Kremlin armed gangs attacked Ukrainian forces in Donbas nine times. They used Minsk-banned weaponry, Joint Forces Operation HQ reports.

In Donetsk region, the enemy landed one attack in the area of Avdiivka. 82 mm mines hit Ukrainian emplacements there. The enemy also opened fire from mounted anti-tank grenade launchers, anti-tank missile launchers, heavy machine guns, and small arms.

In the Luhansk region, Russian mercenaries landed eight attacks. They used a wide specter of weaponry, such as mortars of various calibers, 122 mm artillery, anti-tank missile launchers, mounted anti-tank grenade launchers and small arms. The enemy attacked Zaitsevo, Novotoshkivske, Novozvanivka, Orikhove, and Luhanske.

Three Ukrainian servicemen were wounded in combat.

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Earlier, the Ukrainian side of the Joint Control and Coordination Centre (JCCC) condemned the attacks of Russian mercenaries on Petrivske, Donetsk region. This is the area where the opposing forces should be disengaged, and thus it poses a grave violation of Minsk agreements. The HQ of the JCCC reported that on Thursday evening.

"In their daily report from March 4, 2020, the OSCE SMM claims that "in the night and early in the morning, the SMM video camera, located in Petrivske, captured two shells and eight cannon blasts on the distance about 0.5-1.5 km to the southwest from Petrivske (according to previous estimates, all attacks took place within the area of disengagement of forces", reads the message.

The staff also added that the said actions once again confirmed the unwillingness of Russia's armed formations to stop the armed conflict.

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