Situation in Donbas deteriorates, one Ukrainian soldier dies

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Russian occupants violated ceasefire regime eight times
14:01, 24 February 2019

One Ukrainian serviceman, born in 1987, died as a result of the Russian attack in Donbas conflict zone today, February 24. The Russian militants violated the ceasefire regime three times yesterday, February 23.  Dmytro Hutsuliak, the spokesman of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine stated this during the session, as reports.

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“Since morning till noon the situation in Donbas conflict zone is worsening in comparison to the previous day”, - Hutsuliak said.

The Russian militants have already opened fire eight times over the period. The enemy has already used 140 mines of 120 mm caliber and almost 100 shells of 82 mm caliber.

In Luhansk region, the enemy violated the ceasefire regime 6 times. At 5:00 AM the Russian army opened fire near Novozvanivka village. The enemy fired near 30 shells of 120 mm and 82 mm, using an infantry fighting vehicle, anti-aircraft gun ZU-23-2, heavy machine guns and small arms over an hour.

At the same time, the Russian soldiers opened fire 18 times with 122 mm caliber guns. 120 mm mines landed near Zolote-4 settlement on the way to the occupied city Pervomaisk. The enemy also used infantry fighting vehicle, anti-aircraft gun ZU-23-2, and fired 82 mm mines near Katerynivka settlement.

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Since 5:00 AM, the enemy opened fire from mortars and infantry fighting vehicles near Novoolexandrivka village. Our fighters reported explosion of around 50 mines of 120 mm caliber and 60 shells of 82 mm caliber.

After 6:00 AM the defenders of Zolote-1 settlement were attacked as well. The enemy fired  120 mm mines. At the same time near Novozanivka village, the enemy already started firing with 82 mm mortar.

In the Donetsk region, the enemy attacked twice. At 4:00 AM the Russian militants fired 8 shells of 120 mm caliber with heavy machine guns near Vodiane settlement.  

From 7:30 the enemy has opened fire with mortar near Lebedynske settlement.

The defenders of Ukraine stopped the attack by opening fire as well.


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