Three Ukrainian soldiers killed, nine injured in Donbas

Source : 112 Ukraine

Two servicemen died due to weapons detonation
16:22, 9 August 2017

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Three Ukrainian soldiers were killed and nine -got injured in the Donbas conflict area over the past 24 hours. This was reported by the Defense Ministry Speaker on ATO Andriy Lysenko during the briefing in Ukraine crisis media center.

Most serious losses were recorded in Mariinka where Ukrainian servicemen were forced to open fire in response. During the attack, one weapons unit exploded. Two Ukrainian soldiers died, six – were wounded. Another Ukrainian defender was killed in the enemy shelling near Vodyane.

One soldier in Kryakovka, one – in Novooleksandrivka and one – in Shyrokyne were injured.

The situation was complicated in Kamianka-Avdiivka-Butivka mine area where illegal armed groups were shelling Ukrainian positions from mortars and grenade launcher for 4 hours.

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In the morning militants massively shelled from mortars in Luhansk area. The enemy used grenade launchers near Shchastia.

As it was reported earlier there were 28 attacks on Ukrainian emplacements in Donbas. Three government troops dead, nine wounded over last 24 hours.

Related: Donbas: Two Ukrainian servicemen deceased over day

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