One Ukrainian soldier killed in Donbas in hostile shelling

Source : 112 Ukraine

Occupant forces shelled Ukrainian positions three times and used weapons of prohibited calibers
11:10, 19 March 2019

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Militants in Donbas shelled Ukrainian positions three times and used weapons of forbidden calibers on March 18. This was reported by the press service of Defense Ministry of Ukraine.

All the attacks were detected in the area of responsibility of the ‘North’ tactical group.

Occupants shelled Ukrainian military positions from mortars of calibers 120 and 82 mm in the area of Katerynivka; twice the enemy used large-caliber machine guns, sniper and small arms near the Vilne and here the militants fired at military positions also from mortars of 82 mm caliber, automatic heavy rocket launcher and large-caliber machine guns.

As a result of enemy attacks in Donbas, one Ukrainian soldier was killed.

Related: Poroshenko: 2955 Ukrainian soldiers died in Donbas during war with Russia

According to Ukrainian intelligence, two militants were eliminated and two others were injured. Two infantry fighting vehicles and two military vehicles of the occupants were also destroyed.

In the morning on March 19, shelling has not been recorded.

As it was reported earlier, on March 18, two Ukrainian troopers killed in action over 24 hours. The illegal armed gangs of Russian mercenaries landed an attack on Vilny farmstead, Luhansk region. The shelling, where the militants used small arms and heavy machineguns took place at about 10 a.m. The Ukrainian fighter, born in 1998 lost his life in that attack. Another young man, born in 1990 was killed in action due to the Russian armed aggression; the tragedy occurred on late Sunday.

Related: One Ukrainian soldier dies, two get wounded over 24 hours in Donbas

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