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Donbas: Militants attack Ukrainian military's armored car, no casualties

The incident occurred near Mayorsk checkpoint in Donetsk region
11:38, 16 July 2018

Pavlo Zhebrivsky

Pro-Kremlin armed bandits launched an attack at Mayorsk checkpoint in Donetsk region; they opened fire at an armored car of the Ukrainian military. The HQ of the Joint Forces Operation reported that on Facebook.

According to the message, the incident took place at 6 a.m., when the checkpoint opened. 'A border guard unit took fire from the temporarily uncontrolled territory of Ukraine, as the staff moved to the outpost of Mayorsk checkpoint. Due to the attack, a 7.62-mm bullet hit the windshield of Cougar, the armored car of Ukrainian border guards', it says.

Assistant Head of the State Border Guard Oleg Slobodyan added that Cougars saved lives of at least fifteen Ukrainian fighters.

On July 14, pro-Russian militants shelled the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine five times; one soldier was injured. The enemy once used weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements. Russian mercenaries opened fire from grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms at positions of the joint forces in the areas of Krymske, Avdiivka, Krasnohorivka. Attacking the defenders of Shyrokyne, the invaders used 120-mm mortar.

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