Fighting near Maryinka lasts for almost 24 hours, two ATO soldiers killed

19:47, 31 May 2015

Firing and fighting near the town of Maryinka in Donetsk region have been going on for almost 24 hours and, according to preliminary reports, two Ukrainian soldiers have been killed and one has been wounded in a skirmish with Russian-backed militants on the outskirts of the town, representative of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) headquarters in the B sector Yevhen Silkin said.

All the attacks by the enemy have been repelled, an ATO spokesman reported / Photo from UNIAN

All the attacks by the enemy have been repelled, he told Channel 5.

Two wounded Ukrainian soldiers were reported by the Kyiv-1 Battalion on Facebook on Sunday. According to the report, militants attempt to get very close to the positions of the ATO forces.

Уже практически сутки идут активные обстрелы Марьинки. Только что закончился очередной бой. Среди пострадавших- 2 военн...

Posted by Батальйон "Київ-1" on 31 Май 2015 г.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the Ukrainian troops managed to repel all attacks by Russian-backed militants on the village of Triokhizbenka and the town of Schastia in Luhansk region on Sunday.

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