Over the last 24 hours, the armed provocations of Russian occupants in Donbas claimed the lives of two servicemen of Ukraine's government troops. The enemy frequently used mortars to shell Ukrainian positions, the Defense Ministry reported.
The illegal armed gangs of Russian mercenaries landed an attack on Vilny farmstead, Luhansk region. The shelling, where the militants used small arms and heavy machineguns took place at about 10 a.m. The Ukrainian fighter, born in 1998 lost his life in that attack. Another young man, born in 1990 was killed in action due to the Russian armed aggression; the tragedy occurred on late Sunday.
The Defense Ministry confirmed that on Sunday, March 17 the enemy launched 10 armed provocations.
According to military intelligence, the Russian occupants also took casualties over the mentioned period.
In Donetsk region, the armed bandits attacked Vodyane, using mortars, automatic grenade launchers and heavy machine guns. 120 mm mines hit Mariinka.
In Luhansk region, the enemy attacked Krymske, Luhanske, Novoluhanske, Novotoshkivske and Zolote-4. A wide range of weaponry was used there - from small arms to mortars and anti-tank missile launchers.