Donbas: Ukrainian serviceman dies due to stepping on explosive device

Source : 112 Ukraine

The accident took place in Novotoshkivske, Luhansk region
15:38, 2 January 2018

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Ukraine’s military suffered another fatality in the conflict zone in Donbas.

‘None of our troops suffered due to enemy provocations; however, one Armed Forces fighter suffered multiple lethal wounds as he walked on an explosive device,’  Oleksandr Motuzyanyk, Defense Ministry spokesman said on a regular briefing in Kyiv.

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According to the official, one enemy attack was reported in Luhansk region over the last 24 hours. 82 mm mines hit Luhanske; militants also opened fire from heavy machineguns.

In Donetsk region, the enemy shelled Verkhnyotoretske, Vodyane and Pavlopol, using 82 and 120 mm mortars.

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