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Donbas war: Occupant shells JFO 14 times, one Ukrainian soldier deceased, two wounded

The aggressor used the Minsk-banned weaponry seven times in Donbas over 24 hours
11:43, 13 April 2019

Ukrinform

The Pro-Kremlin militants shell 14 times the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Donbas combat zone, one Ukrainian serviceman died, two more were wounded. The Joint Forces Operation (JFO) HQ reported this on Facebook.

 On April 12, the Russia-backed militants opened fire 14 times. The enemy fired with Minsk-banned weaponry seven times using 64 shells of 120 mm and 82 mm calibers. The enemy fired grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns, and small arms. As a result of the attack, one Ukrainian serviceman died, two more were wounded”, the report said.

Related: 24 hours in Donbas: One Ukrainian soldier killed, eight wounded

According to the report, the occupant opened fire 11 times in Donetsk region: twice with 120 mm and 82 mm mortar near Avdiivka settlement, twice with 82 mm mortar, heavy machine guns and small arms near Opytne settlement, with 82 mm mortar near Hnutove village, three times with easel anti-tank grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms near Novoselivka-2, Verkhnyotoretske and Chermalyk villages, twice with grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns and small arms near Lebedynske settlement, and with manual anti-tank grenade launchers, and heavy machine guns and small arms near Pyshchevyk.

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The Russia-backed militants fired the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Luhansk region three times: with 120 mm mortar and grenade launchers of various systems near Troitske settlement,  and with 82 mm mortar, automatic easel anti-tank grenade launchers and heavy machine guns near Zaytseve village.

The Joint Forces operation stopped the fire by opening fire as well.

Related: 24 hours in Donbas: Eight Ukrainian servicemen wounded in combat

According to the Ukrainian surveillance, two occupants were killed and three more were wounded on April 12. The Ukrainian Armed Forces destroyed one enemy’s infantry fighting vehicle BMP-1.

“No violations have been spotted since the beginning of this day”, the report added.

Related: ICRC sends humanitarian aid to Donbas

 

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