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Donbas militants shell border unit in conflict zone

No soldier suffered
11:43, 2 June 2018

Ministry of Defense of Ukraine

The border unit was shelled by the pro-Russian militants before the execution of the control of people and vehicles at 'Mayorsky' checkpoint that is situated in the Joint Forces operation zone as the press service of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine reported.

According to the message, the border guards executed the replacement of the shifts of the border units at the switchboard and checkpoint at the Streit Group Cougar armed vehicle. When the border units were transferred to the places of the services and the vehicle aimed to the checkpoint, the militants shelled it from the small arms.

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'Fortunately, nobody suffered, the armor defended from the bullets that reached the vehicle', the message said.

It is also specified that there were no civilians at the switchboard and the personnel was in the blindage hut.

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As we reported the Russia-backed militants shoot to kill the civilians in Pivdenne village, Chihari district, near Horlivka, Donetsk region. It is emphasized that the movement of any private vehicles in Pivdenne is forbidden for security reasons.

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