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Ukrainian sapper injured during demining operation in Donbas

A man sustained injuries during the examination of the gas pipeline
17:58, 22 January 2019

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A sapper of the pyrotechnic unit of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in Donetsk region sustained injuries as Oleksandr Kuts, the Head of Donetsk Regional State Administration reported on Facebook.

According to Kuts, two Ukrainian sappers were shelled by the pro-Russian occupants from the small arms.

Related: Day in Donbas: Nine attacks by pro-Russian militants, Ukrainian soldier wounded

It is known that the sappers were examining “Mariinka-Krasnogorivka” gas pipeline along with the gas workers. The OSCE observers were monitoring the nearby territories not far from them.

The sappers were forced to hide in the trenches since the beginning of the attacks, and they were staying there about an hour before the evacuation.

Related: Russia-led militants mined territory near Druzhne village in Donbas

An injured man was hospitalized. There is no data about his state.

January 21, the pro-Russian militants have violated the ceasefire regime once in Donbas Conflict zone. No Ukrainian soldiers sustained injuries due to the illicit activity of the pro-Kremlin occupants.

Related: Donbas militants attack Ukrainian positions near Hnutove

According to the data from UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission, from 12,800 up to 13,000 people died since the beginning of Donbas Conflict (April 2014 - end of 2018).

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