Ukraine’s Army eliminated 15 militants, two Ukrainian soldiers died

Source : 112 Ukraine

The fighting continued along the entire combat line; the militants violated the ‘silence regime’ 53 times
09:31, 22 May 2018

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For the past 24 hours on May 21, Ukrainian military eliminated 15 militants. Two Ukrainian died and nine - were injured. This was reported by the Joint Forces HQ press-centre in Facebook.

In Luhansk area, the enemy was active in the area of Troitske village. In Donetsk area, the operations were carried out near Zaitseve, Luhanske, Novoluhanske, Mayorsk, Shumy, Zalizne, Pivdenne, Novhorod, Avdiivka, Mariinka and Novohnativka. The hostilities in Mariupol area continued in the settlements of Chermalyk, Vodyane and Shyrokyne.

In total, during the day, militants violated the ceasefire regime 53 times. 30 times the enemy used 122-mm artillery and 120-mm and 82-mm mortars.

Counter-sniper measures were used near Avdiivka and Mariinka, after which the shelling of Ukrainian positions ceased.

The day before, the enemy tried to squeeze our soldiers out of the liberated Pivdenne, attacking from three directions. They also shelled Toretsk.

Related: Defense Ministry confirms wounding of three Ukrainian military in Donbas

During the fighting, two of our defenders were killed and nine were injured. Currently, all the wounded are in the hospital, where they receive medical assistance.

According to the intelligence, 15 were militants of the Russian-terrorist troops were killed and 13 - were wounded.

On Tuesday, May 22, there are no losses on our side.

As it was reported earlier, the OSCE is checking information concerning the death of four civilians in Donbas during the last week (May 14-20). Principal Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine Alexander Hug said this at the briefing.

He added that during the week in the area of the Joint Forces Operation, OSCE observers have recorded 7,700 cases of ceasefire regime violations in Donbas.

Related: Ethnic Russians fight against each other in Donbas, - Volker

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