Donbas: One Ukrainian serviceman dies in skirmish

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Armed Forces suffered the fatality near Mariinka, Donetsk region
23:57, 17 October 2017

112 Agency

A soldier of the Ukrainian army lost his life during today’s fight with Russian mercenaries; he was killed not far from Mariinka (Mariupol sector), press center of the Joint Staff of the Counter-Terrorism Operation reported.  

19 attacks took place over the day. In Zaitsevo (Donetsk sector), the enemy fired 120 mm mortars, which was the only case when the militants used Minsk-banned weaponry over the mentioned period. Positions of government troops near Avdiivka took fire from small arms, RPGs, and heavy machineguns. Butivka and Kamyanka coal mine came under fire as well.

In Mariupol sector, militants opened fire near Vodyane, Shyrokyne, and Talakivka.  

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