Militants Fire With Banned Weapons Towards Ukrainian Military 45 Times

One Ukrainian solidier was killed, and two were injured

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16.05.2018

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One Ukrainian serviceman was killed and two more wounded as a result of hostilities in the Donbas conflict zone over the past 24 hours.

“Russian hybrid forces violated the ceasefire 45 times, using heavy weapons 17 times. The invaders again, ignoring the norms of international humanitarian law, fired with 82 mm mortars towards the settlement of Novgorodske at about 6 a.m. on May 15,” the press center of the Joint Forces Operation reported.

Defense Ministry spokesman Dmytro Hutsuliak said that Ukrainian troops had to return fire 25 times to save their lives, using weapons not prohibited by the Minsk accords.

In Luhansk, the most intense situation was near Troitske and Novozvanivka. In Donetsk, units of the Joint Forces Operation carried out active defensive actions in the areas of Travneve, Zaitseve, Zalizne, Verkhniotoretske and Pisky.

One Ukrainian serviceman was killed. Two more were injured and evacuated to the hospital. Ukrainian servicemen opened fire to suppress the attacks of militants not far from Talakivka and Shyrokyne.

During the night, combat intensity decreased. Fighting continued with the use of small arms only. As of 7 a.m. this morning, there are no losses.

Source UATV
date 16.05.2018
categories Joint Forces Operation
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