Russian-led forces fire anti-tank missile at Ukraine border patrol near Mariupol

15:48, 20 July 2018
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Members of the Russian-led forces in Russian-occupied Donbas, Ukraine's east, have fired an anti-tank guided missile at a Ukrainian border patrol that provides cover for the Sartana border guard department near the Ukrainian-controlled strategic port city of Mariupol in Donetsk region.

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"Today, July 20, one of the border patrols of the Joint Forces, which provides cover for the Sartana border guard department, reported that an anti-tank guided missile had blown up near them, it had been launched from the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine. Personnel and military equipment of the border patrol were not affected. The border guards immediately took measures to ensure the safety of life and health of personnel and civilians, as well as organized surveillance," the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation wrote on Facebook.

The press center also recalled the enemy had often resorted to such provocations, targeting not only Ukrainian servicemen, but also civilians in the east of Ukraine. For example, in May, Russian-led forces shelled the Hnutove entry-exit checkpoint with two anti-tank guided missiles while the checkpoint was operating and civilians were registering documents to cross the contact line.

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