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One Ukrainian soldier injured in Donbas over the day
08:06, 21 September 2017
One Ukrainian soldier injured in Donbas over the day

Silence remained only in Luhansk area

08:06, 21 September 2017

General Staff of Ukraine's Armed Forces

Illegal armed forces in occupied Donbas violated the truce 19 times over the past 24 hours. Almost for every second shelling, Ukrainian forces responded with fire. As a result of the hostilities, one Ukrainian defender was injured, the press center of Ukraine’s Army HQ reported in Facebook.

"If in the daytime the enemy almost adhered to the regime of silence, after 18:00 their activity increased significantly," the headquarters note.

The situation was most tense in Donetsk area. In the evening, in the area of Avdiivka industrial zone, militants shelled for several hours all the positions from various types of grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms. Ukrainian soldiers fired back. Due to the attacks one Ukrainian soldier received a bullet wound. In addition, positions of Ukrainian troops near Pisky were under the machine-gun fire three times and twice in Mayorsk, Zaitseve, and Nevelske.

Related: Lavrov: UN peacekeepers needed in Donbas only to guard OSCE observers

In Mariupol area, Russia-backed militants released 14 mines of 82-millimeter caliber in Pavlopil and Shyrokyne. The enemy used a large-caliber machine gun in the vicinity of Vodyane.

In the Luhansk area yesterday, it was silent.

As it was reported earlier one attack was reported in Donbas over day. Mercenaries hired by Russia conduct military exercise at the same time as West-2017.

Related: Poroshenko shows proof of Russian military presence in Donbas during UN Security Council meeting

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