Ukraine reports two KIAs, four WIAs amid 26 enemy attacks in Donbas on Oct 15

09:25, 16 October 2019
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"The armed forces of the Russian Federation and its mercenaries violated the ceasefire 26 times on October 15. Two Ukrainian soldiers were killed and another four were wounded as a result of enemy shelling," the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation Headquarters said in an update posted on Facebook as of 07:00 Kyiv time on October 16.

One of the Ukrainian troops shot dead by a sniper was a young woman who joined army ranks after her father, also a Ukrainian military, was killed in Donbas hostilities back in 2015, according to a Ukrainian journalist Yanina Sokolova.

Photo from Yanina Sokolova/Facebook

The enemy opened fire from proscribed 82mm mortars, cannons installed on infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers of various types, and sniper and small arms.

Under attack came Ukrainian positions near the towns of Maryinka, Avdiyivka, and Zolote, and the villages of Vodiane, Novohnativka, Opytne, Pavlopil, Novotroyitske, Pyshchevyk, Lebedynske, Novoluhanske, Luhanske, and Travneve.

"Since midnight, Russia-led forces have opened fire on Ukrainian positions four times near Lebedynske and Vodiane, using 120mm and 82mm mortars, cannons installed on infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers of various types, and rifles," the report said.

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