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The Joint Forces Operation Headquarters (JFO HQ) says Russia's hybrid military forces have shelled the Ukrainian positions near the Maryinka entry and exit checkpoint in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, with two Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded on Saturday.

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"Today, February 29, the Russian occupying forces have attacked positions of the Joint Forces near the Maryinka checkpoint with the use of an anti-tank missile system. Two Ukrainian soldiers were wounded as a result of enemy shelling," the JFO HQ wrote on Facebook on February 29, 2020.

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It is noted that the invaders opened fire when a significant number of civilians were crossing the contact line.

"Now the operation of the Maryinka checkpoint is temporarily suspended. Border guards have taken measures to ensure the safety of citizens and personnel. The JFO Commander decided to introduce the 'Red' mode until a specific order," the report said.

The other checkpoints continue to operate as usual, the JFO HQ added.