One Ukrainian serviceman dies in Donbas

Source : 112 Ukraine

The trooper lost his life on Friday during one of the five attacks that occurred since the morning
14:11, 15 February 2019

112 Agency

A fighter of the Ukrainian military deceased in combat in Donbas on Friday. Dmytro Hutsulyak, the spokesman of the Defense Ministry reported this on February 15, as quoted by the authority's press office. 

The official said that the trooper lost his life on Friday during one of the five attacks that occurred since Friday morning.

On February 14, the Russian occupants attacked Ukrainian positions in Donbas 12 times. The Joint Forces Operation HQ reported that on Facebook. 

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The enemy fired 120 and 82 mm mortars, RPGs and opened fire from IFVs, attacking the outposts of the Ukrainian forces near Pisky. In the vicinities of Opytne, the pro-Kremlin mercenaries used IFVs and 82 mm mortars. 120 mm mines hit Verkhnyotoretske. The defenders of Avdiivka deterred the attack, during which the militants fired 82 mm mortars, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns.

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Heavy shells landed in Novoluhanske; 120 mm mines and 152 shells hit the Ukrainian positions in this area. The extensive use of 82 mm mines was observed in Krymske and Vilny farmstead. In Zaitsevo, the enemy fired stationary grenade launchers. 

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