Donbas: tough fights near Dokuchayevsk, Donetsk region

Source : 112 Ukraine

72nd Detached Mechanized Brigade of the Armed Forces took fire
18:35, 27 March 2016

Militants attacked Ukrainian outposts near Dokuchayevsk town in Donetsk region, the 72nd Brigade reported at Facebook. The fight started in the afternoon as the enemy received reinforcements in the area and launched attacks from mortars banned by Minsk agreements, reads the message.

Chief Investigation Department of Ukraine’s Ddefense Ministry reported that, in particular, Russia-backed militants received a tank company from the 5th Separate Mechanized Brigade of the 1st Army Corps (Russia’s regular army).

The Ukrainian side informed the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission about heavy military vehicles stationed in Donetsk region that belong to Russian proxies: tanks, “Grad” 122 mm multiple missile launchers and artillery systems of caliber above 100 mm.  

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