Russian-led forces open fire on Ukrainian troops on Sept 4, using anti-tank missile systems

22:45, 04 September 2018
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"Disregarding the 'back-to-school' ceasefire, the enemy opened fire from grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms on Joint Forces' positions in the vicinity of the villages of Shchastia, Pisky, Bohdanivka, Hnutove, and Shyrokyne. The enemy also opened fire from anti-tank missile systems to attack the defenders of Bohdanivka," the press center of the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) said on Facebook in an update as of 18:00 Kyiv time on Tuesday, September 4.

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"From 07:00 to 18:00 today, the Russian occupation forces violated the ceasefire five times. The weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements were not used," it said.

No casualties among Ukrainian servicemen were reported over the period under review.

As was reported earlier, the situation in the JFO zone was tense on the previous day, September 3, however, it was under control, a spokesman for the Ukrainian army said.

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