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Donbas militants shelled Ukrainian positions 17 times, one soldier injured

According to Ukrainian reconnaissance, one militant was eliminated, another four got injured
11:53, 21 October 2018

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Over the last day, the militants opened fire at the positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces 17 times, one serviceman sustained injuries, reports the press office of the Joint Forces Operation on Facebook. 

‘The militants opened fire at the positions of our forces 17 times from heavy machine guns, small arms and grenade launchers of different systems. The enemy used anti-tank guided missile in the area of Hnutove. One serviceman of the Joint Forces sustained injuries,’ reads the report. 

Related: 24 hours in Donbas: Militants shell Ukrainian positions ten times, one serviceman injured

Over the last day, the militants shelled the positions of the Joint Forces in the area of settlements Verkhnyotoretske, Avidiivka, Pisky, Opytne, Shumy, Marinka, Taramchuk, Novomykhailivka, Krasnohorivka, Hnutove, Lebedynske, and Shyrokyne. 

It should be noted that the illegal armed formations have actively used arms in Donetsk and Mariupol sectors. Ukrainian military had to properly respond to the enemy fire. 

Related: 24 hours in Donbas: Militants perform nine attacks, one Ukrainian serviceman injured

Also, the militants shelled the Maiorske checkpoint using small arms from the uncontrolled territory. 

‘As a result of the shelling, the air cylinder of the inflatable module was damaged. Civilians were in the tent at that time. No one got hurt,’ the press office noted.

Related: Two Ukrainian servicemen killed, one wounded in Donbas over 24 hours

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