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Militants attack Ukraine's border guards with anti-tank guided missile in JFO zone

The personnel and equipment of the border guard squad were not damaged
16:16, 20 July 2018

Today, on July 20, one of the border guard squads of the Joint Forces that covers the "Sartan" Border Guard Service Department reported that the anti-tank guided missile exploded near them. It was launched from the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine as the press service of the JFO reported on Facebook.

"The personnel and equipment of the border guard squad were not damaged. The border guards immediately assumed the measures for the provision of the life and health safety of the personnel and civilians and organized the monitoring," the message said.

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We remind that the pro-Russian militant resort to such provocations that aim not only at the soldiers of the Joint Forces but also at the civilians of Donbas.

As we reported earlier over the past 24 hours, Russian mercenaries attacked the Ukrainian army positions 18 times; one government forces soldier was wounded in action.

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Earlier, Pro-Kremlin armed bandits launched an attack at Mayorsk checkpoint in Donetsk region; they opened fire at an armored car of the Ukrainian military. The HQ of the Joint Forces Operation reported that on Facebook. According to the message, the incident took place at 6 a.m., when the checkpoint opened. 'A border guard unit took fire from the temporarily uncontrolled territory of Ukraine, as the staff moved to the outpost of Mayorsk checkpoint. Due to the attack, a 7.62-mm bullet hit the windshield of Cougar, the armored car of Ukrainian border guards', it said. Assistant Head of the State Border Guard Oleg Slobodyan added that Cougars saved lives of at least fifteen Ukrainian fighters.

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