Russian mercenaries attack Ukrainian military van, one serviceman killed

Source : 112 Ukraine

The skirmish took place in Luhansk region
16:04, 21 May 2020

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An attack occurred in Donbas combat area, with Russian mercenaries having attacked a cargo vehicle of the Ukrainian military. The press office of the Joint Forces Operation HQ reported that on May 21.

"Today, May 21, valiant Ukrainian serviceman deceased due to a 120 mm mine hitting a cargo vehicle. Another military man susained a wound, and four more got combat injuries", reads the message.

The wounded men were taken to a hospital.

"The Command of the Joint Forces expresses sincere condolences to the family and close people of the deceased serviceman, insisting that such criminal actions of the occupants wil not remain without punishment", the HQ stated.

Related: Day in Donbas: No casualties among Ukrainian forces

On May 19, Russian mercenaries opened fire in Donbas combat area six times. Ukraine's Defense Ministry reported that on Tuesday evening. 

In Donetsk region, the enemy opened fire from grenade launchers. They attacked Ukrainian positions near Bohdanivka, Krasnohorivka and Taramchuk.

In Luhansk region, pro-Kremlin armed gangs attacked Ukrainian military emplacements near Novotoshkivske and Orikhove. They used mortars of various calibers.

None of Ukrainian soldiers were wounded or killed in action. No new cases of infection with Covid-19 were observed in the military. The enemy casualties are being specified.

Related: Ukraine offered humanitarian aid to occupied Donbas to fight Covid-19, local authorities refused from it

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