JFO: Four Ukrainian soldiers blown up on landmine near Svitlodarsk, two killed

21:30, 10 November 2018
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"In the course of carrying out measures to prevent the penetration of a sabotage and reconnaissance enemy group, two Ukrainian soldiers were killed and another two were wounded after an explosive device planted by the occupiers detonated between observation posts in the Svitlodarsk direction," the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation (JFO) said in an update on Facebook as of 18:00 Kyiv time on Saturday.

The Russian occupation forces opened aimed fire from heavy machine guns and small arms twice to attack the defenders of the village of Taramchuk. The enemy also resorted to 82mm mortars to shell the Ukrainian positions near the village of Novotoshkivske.

"The Joint Forces units keep the situation under control, steadily holding their positions. In all cases of opening fire by the enemy, adequate measures are taken," the report said.

No Ukrainian army casualties have been reported in other sectors of the Joint Forces Operation since the start of the day, it said.

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