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Ukrainian soldiers killed in Donbas on June 4 carried food supplies, - operative command

The servicemen belonged to the 17th Detached Tank Brigade; the car they were riding was hit by an anti-tank missile
10:58, 5 June 2019

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Two Ukrainian warriors who deceased in combat in Donbas on June 4 were driving a roadster loaded with food supplies. It appears that they were killed by an anti-tank missile fired by Russian militants. The East operative command reported that on Facebook.

The soldiers served with the 17th Detached Tank Brigade from Kryvyi Rih, Dnipropetrovsk region, southeastern Ukraine.  

On June 4, Russian terrorists violated the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine 16 times. That included the use of various kinds of weapons: 82 and 120 mm mortars, IFV armament, anti-tank missile launchers, grenade launchers, heavy machine guns, automatic small arms and sniper rifles.

In Donetsk region, the enemy opened fire 11 times. Avdiivka, Opytne, Novoselivka II, Talakivka, Chermalyk, Pavlopol, Pisky and Vodyane came under fire. The most intense combat activity was observed in Avdiivka, with 120 mm mines and anti-tank missiles landing in this area.

Related: Prosecutor General's Office gets more evidence of Russia's military presence in Donbas

In Luhansk region, militants fired at Ukrainian positions five times. In Krymske, they used grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms. Sniper fire was observed in Zolote-4; in Stanytsia Luhanska, the hostile fighters fired small arms. 

Ukrainian forces took casualties over the mentioned period; two servicemen were killed, another three were wounded. 

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