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Donbas: Two Ukrainian troopers killed in action over 24 hours

The enemy casualties are being specified, - Defense Ministry of Ukraine
14:26, 18 March 2019

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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.

Related: One Ukrainian soldier dies, two get wounded over 24 hours in Donbas

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.

Related: Day in Donbas: Six attacks by pro-Russian militants during the day

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. 

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