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Donbas War: Two Ukrainian soldiers wounded over 24 hours

The enemy shelled Ukraine’s positions eight times
23:57, 5 April 2019

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Pro-Kremlin militants violated the ceasefire regime in the Donbas combat zone eight times on Friday, April 5. As a result of the sniper shelling, two soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were wounded.  The press service of the Joint Forces Operation HQ reports this on Facebook.  

The enemy used the Minsk-banned weaponry four times. The occupants fired from an infantry fighting vehicle, grenade launchers, heavy machine guns, sniper weaponry and small arms.

The enemy fired six times in Donetsk region; the mercenaries fired a 120 mm mortar near Vodiane and Avdiivka settlements, a 120 mm mortar and heavy machine guns near Lebedynske village, infantry fighting vehicle BMP-2, heavy machine guns and small arms near Pavlopil settlement, and sniper weaponry near Mariinka and Novotroitske villages.

Related: Donbas war: One militant taken prisoner

Pro-Russian militants opened fire twice in Luhansk region: they used 120 mm mortar and anti-tank grenade launchers near Novoolexandrivka settlement, and heavy machine guns near Pidenne village.

The soldiers of the Joint Forces of operation stopped fie by opening fire as well. The enemy casualties are being checked.

Earlier on April 5, the Russia-backed militants fired at the entry-exit checkpoint Mariinka in Donetsk region. As a result of the attack, one worker of Ukraine’s State Border Guard Service was wounded.

Related: OSCE reports casualties during crossing of demarcation line in Donbas

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