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Ukrainian serviceman killed in combat in Donbas

Source : 112 Ukraine

The fighter sustained a fragmentary injury that appeared to be lethal
23:58, 9 April 2020

112 Agency

An employee of Ukraine's Armed Forces was fatally wounded in action in Donbas, as Russian mercenaries opened fire in Khutir Vilny, Luhansk region. Joint Forces Operation HQ reported that on April 9.

The enemy fired grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms. Ukrainian forces returned fire and suppressed hostile activity.

The Ukrainian fighter sustained a fragmentary injury that appeared to be lethal.

Related: Day in Donbas: Militants violate ceasefire eight times, one soldier injured

As we reported earlier, a ceasefire case occurred in Donbas, involving a threat to the lives of civilians. Pro-Kremlin mercenaries opened fire from 82 mm mortars and automatic grenade launchers. The Joint Forces Operation HQ reported that on April 9. A rocket-propelled grenade fired from AGS-17 automatic grenade launcher exploded in the yard of a local resident. No casualties were observed; shell fragments hit the windows and the rooftop.

The authority admitted that by firing in the populated area, the armed gangs put the lives of locals in danger. Thus, the units of the Ukrainian military opened fire to repel the adversaries.

Related: Donbas: Russian militants shell living quarter in Khutir Vilny

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