Donbas: Two Ukrainian servicemen deceased over day

Source : 112 Ukraine

A cannon’s barrel exploded as Ukrainian fighters returned fire to enemy attacks
23:57, 8 August 2017

Donetsk sector took most of the fire of Russia-backed militants on August 8.

An incident took place at Ukrainian positions near Mariinka at about 4 a.m. Tuesday; the barrel of a cannon of Ukrainian troops holding line in this area exploded while firing on pro-Kremlin mercenaries. That resulted in two deaths and five injuries, the HQ of the Ukrainian military said.

Enemy IFVs opened fire in the area of Chermalyk, Mariupol sector.

In Luhansk region, hostile infantry used 82 mm mortars to shell Troitske; besides, RPG and heavy machinegun fire was observed near Novozvanivka.

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