Donbas conflict: Militants attack five times from small arms, no losses

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukraine’s Army fired in response
23:44, 19 October 2017


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Militants violated the ceasefire five times in Donbas conflict area since the beginning of the day, using small arms. This was reported by Ukraine’s Army HQ press center in Facebook.

In Donetsk area militants shelled from anti-tank grenade launchers and large-caliber machine guns in Avdiivka. From the same weapons they attacked in Butivka mine area and Zaitseve.

In Mariupol sector, the enemy troops used small arms near Talakivka.

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"During the 2 attacks, when there was a direct threat to the lives of our servicemen, Ukraine’s Armed Forces used weapons to defeat the enemy. Since the beginning of the day there have been no losses among Ukrainian soldiers, "the headquarters said.

As it was reported earlier the combat situation in Donbas remained unchanged; Russian mercenaries shell Ukrainian positions, using mostly small arms, RPGs, heavy machineguns and mortars. Three fighters of government forces were wounded in combat.

Mortar fire intensified considerably; mines hit Avdiivka, Troitske (Donetsk region), Novotoshkivske, Novozvanivka, Krymske and Popasna (Luhansk region). In Mariupol sector, mercenaries shelled Hnutove from 82 mm mortars. In Starohnativka, they opened fire from heavy machine guns.

Related: One Ukrainian soldier injured in Donbas amid 22 attacks

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