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Defense Ministry confirms losses in Donbas conflict area
16:18, 2 July 2017
Defense Ministry confirms losses in Donbas conflict area

Over the past 24 hours, as a result of the fighting, two soldiers died near the village of Pisky as a result of a mine explosion, three others were injured and wounded

16:18, 2 July 2017

Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine

In the area of the settlement of Pisky in Donetsk region, two Ukrainian soldiers were blown up on a mine. This was stated at the briefing by the speaker of the Ministry of Defense on Eastern conflict issues Olexandr Motuzyanyk.

"Over the past 24 hours, as a result of the fighting, two soldiers died, unfortunately, near the village of Peski as a result of a mine explosion, three others were injured and wounded," he said.

According to him, the situation in the zone of anti-terrorist operation remains tense.

“After relative calm in the afternoon, the enemy again used mortars of various calibers, firing our positions in Vodyane. In Shyrokyne illegal armed forces shelled from 152 mm artillery systems. Hnutove was hit from 82 mm mortars. In the same areas militants also used grenade launchers and heavy machine guns,” the message says.

In Luhansk direction, four shellings have benn reported over the day, in Donetsk direction - 13 (3 of them were from mortars), 8 in Mariupol direction (in 5 cases, militants used heavy weapons).

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