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Militants violate truce 14 times, two Ukrainian soldiers wounded
08:49, 19 September 2017
Militants violate truce 14 times, two Ukrainian soldiers wounded

During 9 attacks, Ukraine’s soldiers opened fire in response

08:49, 19 September 2017

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Illegal armed groups in Donbas violated the ceasefire regime 14 times over the past day. This was reported by the press service of Ukraine’s Army HQ in Facebook.

"During 9 attacks, Ukraine’s soldiers opened fire in response. As a result of the shelling, two Ukrainian soldiers were injured," the HQ reported.

As in the previous day, the main enemy activity in the evening was recorded in the area of Avdiivka industrial zone. Here, the militants shelled Ukrainian positions twice from various types of grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms. The Ukrainian military rigidly responded to the enemy compelling to observe a regime of silence.

In addition, at about 23:00 militants fired 7 mines of 82-millimeter caliber near Pisky, and shelled from IFV armament in Zaitseve.

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In Mariupol area, the enemy used 82-mm mortar and a large-caliber machine gun on the outskirts of Shyrokyne.

In the Luhansk area, the only attack on Ukrainian soldiers’ positions was recorded near Novotoshkivske, at around 23:00.

As it was reported earlier 7 attacks on Ukrainian Army positions were reported over day, 2 soldiers got wounded. Ukrainian soldiers opened return fire to a bigger half of the attacks.

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