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Ukrainian fighter loses his life in Donbas

May 16, Russian mercenaries landed 13 attacks on positions of the government troops
09:33, 17 May 2019

Donbas conflict, soldier smoking
RFE/RL

A Ukrainian military serviceman was killed in action in the combat area in Donbas on May 16. Another one sustained wounds in the action. Joint Forces Operation HQ reported that on Facebook.

The enemy opened fire in Donetsk region 11 times. 82 and 120 mm mines hit Opytne; in Vodyane, the enemy used mortars, stationary anti-tank grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms. In Novotroitske, militants fired 82 mm mortars, automatic stationary grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms. In Kamyanka, they used IFV armament and automatic grenade launchers. Pavlopol and Mariinka came under fire, too.

Related: Iryna Gerashchenko leaves Trilateral Contact Group on Donbas

In Luhansk region, the enemy used 120 mm mortars to shell Ukrainian positions near Zolote-4; the IFVs and automatic grenade launchers were used in attacks on Novozvanivka.

A skirmish was reported in the area of Hnutove on early May 17. No casualties were reported.

Related: Day in Donbas: Militants violates ceasefire regime 14 times, no casualties

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