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Donbas conflict: Two Ukrainian defenders died, another two wounded

The enemy shelled the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine 10 times
23:58, 1 July 2019

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The pro-Russian militants violated the ceasefire regime in Donbas Conflict zone ten times on July 1. Two soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine died in the result of it, while another two sustained injuries as HQ of Joint Forces Operation reported on Facebook.

The armed formations of Russia shelled the positions of the Ukrainian military with 120mm and 82mm mortar launchers banned by Minsk Agreements as well as grenade launchers, the armament of the infantry fighting vehicles, heavy machine guns, and small arms.

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Thus, the enemy shelled the positions of the Ukrainian near Vodyane, Avdiivka, and Mariinka in Donetsk region.

In Luhansk region, the Ukrainians were attacked near Novooleksandrivka, Novoluhanske, Zaitseve, and Luhanske.

“Two Ukrainian servicemen died, another two sustained injuries in the result of the enemy’s attacks. The losses of the enemy will be specified,” the message said.

Related: Two Ukrainian servicemen wounded over 24 hours in Donbas

Militants attacked an ambulance of one of the Joint Forces units. One soldier died, two more sustained wounds after an anti-tank guided missile hit the vehicle. The military doctor was in critical condition and died in a few hours.

Joint Forces Command stressed that attack at the ambulances is a violation of the international legislation and norms of the international humanitarian law. Bloody attack at an ambulance performed by the Russian occupational units shows that militants do not observe international legal norms.

Later the names of the deceased were revealed. Leading seaman Serhiy Mayboroda and sergeant Iryna Shevchenko died in Donbas.

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