One Ukrainian soldier killed, four wounded in Donbas conflict zone over day

Source : 112 Ukraine

The wounded were taken to a hospital, their lives beyond danger
23:57, 25 January 2019

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Today, January 25, the illegal armed groups attacked positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Donbas three times. As a result of the gunfight near Katerynivka, one Ukrainian soldier was killed and four were wounded. This was reported by the JFO headquarters on Facebook.

Three attacks by the militants were reported during the day, from midnight till 18:00.

"In the North operational group action zone, the enemy fired at the positions of Ukrainian military using anti-tank systems near the village of Katerynivka, as a result of which one soldier was killed and four were wounded," the JFO headquarters said.

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They noted that the wounded were evacuated to the medical institution, they were provided with the necessary medical care. Now there is no threat to their lives.

"In the East operational group action zone, Russian mercenaries fired twice from grenade launchers and large-caliber weapons the positions of the Ukrainian military in the area of Shyrokyne settlement," the report said.

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Earlier Sergiy Nayev, the Joint Forces Commander, said that Ukraine was ready to Russia’s possible attack, as Kyiv Post reported.

“First of all, they have increased the number of their troops in this area. For instance, they have increased a number of battalion tactical groups in the area of my competence on the bases near the Russian-Ukrainian border. They have also increased the number of planes ready to operate from the airfields on their side of the border in Donetsk region,” Nayev explained.

He noted that the Armed Forces found a special type of satellite connection, which Russian senior officers use. He added that the chance that Russia would attack is now higher after Russian aggression in the Kerch Strait. The Joint Forces Commander said that he had specially trained forces, which know how to fight in city conditions if Russia tries to deploy troops in Mariupol. Yet, the priority is to prevent Russia from doing it.

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