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Situation in Donbas remains tense, - ATO HQ
22:06, 27 May 2017
Situation in Donbas remains tense, - ATO HQ

As a result of hostilities in Donbas, from the beginning of the day, eight servicemen of the Ukrainian Armed Forces were wounded

22:06, 27 May 2017

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Eight military servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were wounded in the ATO zone today. In general, the situation in Donbas remains tense. This is reported by the press center of the ATO headquarters.

"As a result of hostilities in Donbas, from the beginning of the day, eight servicemen of the Ukrainian Armed Forces were wounded," the report said.

From the beginning of the day, units of pro-Russian militants opened fire 18 times at the  units of Ukrainian army.

In Mariupol direction in the morning illegal armed formations from mortars of 120 mm caliber fired our positions near the village of Chermalyk. The enemy shelling continued in the area of Shyrokine, Vodyane and Hnutove, where the enemy during the day repeatedly fired from small arms and grenade launchers of various modifications. In addition, near Marinka, the militants fired at the fortifications of ATO forces from large-caliber machine guns.

In Donetsk direction, pro-Russian gangs used weapons against Ukrainian soldiers more than 5 times. However, the intensity of enemy fire and the characteristics of the weapons, from which the militants carried out shelling, had sufficiently destructive consequences.

In Luhansk direction, from the beginning of the day, pro-Russian armed gangs opened fire on our strongpoints on this section of the contact line. In particular, near Novozvanivka, militants carried out shelling of servicemen of the Ukrainian Armed Forces from automatic grenade launchers. Also, the enemy from small arms was battling near the Donetsk settlement.

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