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

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukrainian combat engineers cleared six hectares of territory from landmines
23:56, 9 February 2021

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Since the beginning of the day, February 9, Russian mercenaries landed two attacks on positions of Ukrainian forces. Joint Forces Operation HQ reported that on Tuesday.

The occupants used small arms to attack the emplacements in the vicinities of Pisky, and under-barrel grenade launchers to shell the Ukrainian positions near Shumy.

Ukraine's government forces opened fire in return. The OSCE SMM received a report on the ceasefire violations, filed by the Ukrainian side of the JCCC.

None of Ukrainian servicemen were killed or wounded in action, Joint Forces Operation HQ said.

During the day, Ukrainian combat engineers cleared six hectares of territory from landmines and passed 112 explosives for further safe destruction.

Related: Two civilians try to break through checkpoint in Donbas, soldiers forced to open fire

Earlier, we reported that two civilians tried to break through the checkpoint near Viktorivka, Donetsk region. Ukrainian soldiers fired warning shots, but the driver did not stop. The servicemen decided to shoot to kill. Both the passenger and the driver were wounded; the latter died while being moved to a hospital.

Previously,  Leonid Kravchuk, the head of the Ukrainian delegation in the Minsk contact group and the first president of Ukraine, stated that Ukrainian forces should be firing back when they are getting shot at.

Related: Donbas: One attack since beginning of February 9

 

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