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Militants try to take Ukrainian positions in Donbas conflict zone

Two military were killed and two more Ukrainian servicemen were injured during a fight with a sabotage-reconnaissance group of illegal armed formations
21:51, 28 July 2018
EPA
A subversive and reconnaissance group of militants tried to seize the positions of Ukrainian servicemen in the Krymske region in Donbas and failed. In the course of the battle, two Ukrainian military were killed, two more were injured, according to the headquarters of the JFO.

It is noted that the group of illegal armed formations numbered up to 15 militants.

According to the headquarters, the defenders of Ukraine were on the observation post and responded in the fight with an almost fourfold superior enemy. They ensured the approach of the reserve group of army units headed by the company commander.

"Having received a decisive rebuff, the enemy, under the fire of our defenders, resorted to withdrawal under the guise of his artillery. Their departure was cut off by the fire of the mortar unit of the Joint forces. Thanks to the clear and coordinated actions of the divisions, the enemy suffered significant losses - up to 4 killed and 6 wounded" says the message.

During almost two-hour battle, two Ukrainian servicemen were killed, two more were injured.

In general, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., 4 shellings from militants were reported.

"The invaders opened aimed fire from grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms at the positions of the United forces in the areas of settlements Krymske, Avdiivka, Pavlopil and Lebedinske", - notes the headquarters.

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