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Donbas conflict: two Ukrainian soldiers killed, two more injured
08:06, 17 October 2017
Donbas conflict: two Ukrainian soldiers killed, two more injured

In total, militants attacked 36 times

08:06, 17 October 2017

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The situation in Donbas conflict area continued to escalate over the past day. The enemy concentrated attacks on Donetsk sector, the press center of Ukraine’s Army headquarters said on Facebook page.

"Over the past day, illegal armed groups violated the ceasefire 36 times. Ukraine’s Armed Forces reacted to the enemy's activity 28 times with fire from infantry weapons. One Ukrainian defender died as a result of the hostilities. Another one was fatally wounded as a result of an explosion of an unknown explosive device. Two soldiers were wounded, "the headquarters note.

In Donetsk area, militants shelled several times Ukrainian positions at Butivka mine from the grenade launchers and machine guns in the evening. Ukrainian servicemen responded harshly to the enemy. As a result of this confrontation, a serviceman of the ATU forces was wounded. Around 6 pm, as a result of the firing of militants near the village of Kamenka, one Ukrainian soldier died. Also, on Monday in the Nevelsky area, another Ukrainian soldier blew up and was mortally wounded on an unknown explosive device.

Related: Two Ukrainian soldiers wounded in Donbas over day

In Mariupol area, militants attacked the outskirts of Vodyane from grenade launchers and machine guns, and once from mortars of 82-mm caliber. At about 18:00, militants used 120-mm mortars in Pavlopil. During the shelling another Ukrainian soldier was wounded. In addition, almost at midnight, IAF shelled Ukrainian positions in the Novotroitske area from IFV weaponry.

Related: Day in Donbas: Militants violated truce nine times

In Luhansk area militants used small arms on the approaches to Novooleksandrivka and Popasna. Anti-tank grenade launchers and machine guns were used by IAF near the villages of Luhansk and Valuyske.

As it was reported earlier there were 12 shellings of militants, more than half in Donetsk direction. Ukrainian forces responded to most provocations of the enemywith fire from infantry weapons not prohibited by peaceful arrangements.

Related: Day of defender of Ukraine passed uneasy in Donbas conflict zone

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