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Officer of Ukraine's 128th Mountain Infantry Brigade dies in Donbas

Source : 112 Ukraine

29-year-old Georgiy Olkhovsky, the native of Crimea sustained fatal wound due to a sniper attack; he left his wife and son behind
18:32, 23 August 2018

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The government forces took a casualty in the small hours of Thursday, as an enemy sniper killed Ukrainian Army officer Georgiy Olkhovsky. The 'Return Alive' volunteer fund reported that on Thursday. 

Olkhovsky deceased in an attack on Ukrainian outpost in Luhansk region, which occurred at about 2 a.m. He served as the Senior Lieutenant of the 128th Mountain Infantry Brigade. He lived in Lutsk, northwestern Ukraine. Born in Crimea, he dreamed of liberating the peninsula, which he wanted to see a part of Ukraine again.

The officer was 29 years old; he left his wife and son behind.

As we reported, a severe five-hour-long fight took place near Krymske in Donbas. Four Ukrainian defenders deceased, another seven were wounded. Dmytro Hutsuliak, the spokesperson of the Defense Ministry of Ukraine claimed this as 112.ua reported. "About 6:00 a.m. an enemy approached the forward position of one of the mechanized brigades near Krymske under the cover of the artillery and mortar fire and attempted to seize the observation posts along the Bakhmut highway. The command of the brigade used the reserves to respond the attack and fire defeat was inflicted. As a result, the attack of the enemy was repulsed. The casualties of the enemy are specified,"  Hutsuliak said.

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