Day in JFO zone: one Ukrainian soldier dies

The connection was lost with a Ukrainian soldier during a battle confrontation
09:49, 9 August 2018

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The militants violated ceasefire 44 times on August 8 in the Joint Forces Operation zone. One Ukrainian soldier died, three more were wounded. The connection was lost with a Ukrainian soldier during a battle confrontation, as the JFO HQ reported on Facebook.

The militants were conducting adjusted fire from grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms and from infantry fighting vehicles on separate areas. The attacks were performed at the defenders of Krymske, Novozvanivka, Zolote, Luhanske, Novoluhanske, Novoselivka Druha, Novomykhaylivka, Krasnohorivka, Marinka, Avdiivka, Hnutove, Lebedynske, Pavlopil, Vodyane and Shyrokyne.  

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Moreover, the enemy fired at the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine from 82-mm mortar launchers near Krymske and Avdiivka. A military clash was recorded not far from Maiorsk.

“Today, the militants of the Russian occupation troops have opened fire seven times at the Ukrainian positions near Novozvanivka, Luhanske, Marinka, Krasnohorivka and Lebedynske. At 6:25 am the enemy opened fire from small arms at Maiorske checkpoint. The Red regime is announced. The citizens’ pass is temporarily ceased. Heavy weaponry was not applied,” the message says.

Related: Militants reduce combat activity in JFO zone

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