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Donbas: 16 attacks on Ukrainian positions, three servicemen wounded

Source : 112 Ukraine

122 mm shells, 120 and 82 mm mines hit the outposts
08:47, 20 February 2019

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On February 19, the illegal armed formations of Russian occupants attacked Ukrainian positions in Donbas 16 times. On 15 occasions, the enemy used weapons banned by Minsk agreements. The Joint Forces Operation HQ reported that on Facebook on Wednesday morning.

The Minsk-banned weaponry was used 15 times, as 387 shells and mines of 122, 120 and 82 mm landed near the targets. 'It is the most extensive case of use of such weapons since the beginning of the year,' the HQ reported.

Related: Donbas war: Four Ukrainian soldiers wounded

The occupants shelled Lebedynske, Vodyane and Hnutove (all in Donetsk region). Most of the attacks appeared to take place in Luhansk region; Ukrainian outposts in Novotoshkivske, Zolote-4, Novozvanivka, Katerynivka and Luhanske came under fire.

Three Ukrainian servicemen were wounded in action.

Related: Donbas: four Ukrainian servicemen wounded over 24 hours

Three Russian mercenaries were killed, and three more wounded in combat.

Since the early hours of February 20, the militants attacked Katerynivka once. 

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