Ukrainian military reports intensive mortar fire in Luhansk region

Source : 112 Ukraine

The government troops suffered no fatalities over the last 24 hours
17:13, 19 January 2017

Mortar in Donbas

Two Ukrainian servicemen were wounded in action in Donbas over the last 24 hours; Olexandr Motuzyanyk, the Defense Ministry’s spokesman, said this at a briefing in Kyiv on Thursday.

According to the official, the hottest spot is currently in the vicinities of Luhansk, especially in Popasna and Stanytsia Luhanska districts. About 40 mines landed on Ukrainian positions in that area over the mentioned period.

In the Donetsk sector, Russia-backed rebels opened adjusted fire on almost every Ukrainian outpost – at the Svitlodarsk bulge, near Zaitseve, Avdiivka and in the area of the ruined Donetsk airport. Jowever, no use of heavy weaponry was reported there.

In the Mariupol sector, the militants used heavy weaponry twice, Motuzyanyk said.  

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