Defense Ministry confirms losses in ranks of Ukrainian military over past day

Source : 112 Ukraine

The most tense situation in Donbas conflict remains in the Donetsk region
17:54, 9 September 2017

The Ministry of Defense confirmed the information that during the past day, five Ukrainian soldiers were injured. This was reported by the Speaker of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine on ATO issues Andriy Lysenko at a briefing in the Ukrainian Crisis Media Center.

Most of the fighters were injured during the shelling of the Armed Forces of Ukraine positions by militants in the Mariupol sector.

According to Andriy Lysenko, the situation in Donetsk region is more tense than in Luhansk, where the militants violated the "silence regime" 4 times during the day (three times in the area of Krymske village and once in the village of Stanytsia-Luhanska).

"The shelling of Ukrainian fortifications in the Avdiivska industrial zone and in the neighboring position of the Butivka mine occur almost round the clock. Each of them lasts from 20 minutes to 1.5 hours, "- said Lysenko.

Earlier we reported, overall the Russia-backed separatists attacked the Ukrainian Army 35 times during previous day, the attacks were targeted.

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