Day in Donbas: Two attacks, four Ukrainian servicemen deceased

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to the HQ, Ukrainian defenders returned fire
23:58, 26 March 2021

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Since the beginning of the day, March 26, Russian mercenaries landed two attacks on positions of Ukrainian forces. Joint Forces Operation HQ reported that on Friday.

The enemy attacked Ukrainian positions near Shumy, using 82 mm mortars, automatic heavy grenade launchers and heavy machine guns.

Related: Turning up the conflict dial: The political reasons behind the resumed fighting in Donbas

In the same direction, in the suburbs of Mayorsk, the militants opened fire from large-caliber machine guns, hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers and small arms.

As a result of the first shelling, four servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were killed and two were injured. 

Lieutenant Colonel Koval Serhiy Vasyliovych from Kamianets-Podilskyi was one of the victims.

According to the HQ, Ukrainian defenders returned fire to tame the enemy attacks.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine is considering the statement of the Just Russia - For Truth party about the possible opening of an office in Donbas as further evidence of the escalation of the situation in ORDLO. This was stated by the speaker of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Oleh Nikolenko.

“We consider the intention to open a representative office of the Just Russia - For Truth party in Donetsk and Luhansk as yet another proof of Russia's escalation of the situation in Donbas," said Nikolenko.

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry emphasizes that this grossly violates the legislation and sovereignty of Ukraine, opens up the field for fraud in the Russian elections.

Related: Intentions of Russia to open office of its party in Donbas are proof of escalation, - Ukraine's MFA

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