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One Ukrainian soldier wounded in action in Donbas over 24 hours

On Thursday, the Russian mercenaries opened fire on Ukrainian positions seven times
23:58, 17 January 2019

Anatolii Stepanov

A serviceman of the Ukrainian military sustained combat wounds in the combat area in Donbas on January 17. The Joint Forces Operation HQ reported that on Facebook. 

The pro-Kremlin militants attacked the outposts of the Ukrainian forces seven times, specifically in Pivdenne, Pisky and Nevelske. The enemy fired anti-tank missile launchers, automatic grenade launchers, heavy machineguns and small arms. 

Earlier, on January 16, the Russian occupant troops opened fire 11 times; ten Ukrainian servicemen sustained injuries of various types, half of those were acoustic barotraumas. The hostile forces fired the missile launchers near Troitske village and the automatic grenade launchers near Pivdenne village. They also shelled Ukrainian soldiers using grenade launchers and small arms near Chermalyk village, as well as positions near Novoselivka Druha village, using 82-mm mortar launchers.

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“As a result of the illicit actions of the Russian-occupation troops, five soldiers of the Joint Forces Operation sustained injuries of various degrees of severity and another five sustained battle injuries,” the message said.

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