Two Ukrainian soldiers wounded in two-hour fighting in Luhansk region

13:12, 07 July 2015
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A fighting between the Ukrainian military and the Russia-backed militants broke out on the outskirts of the village of Krymske on Monday night, the press service of Governor of Luhansk Region Hennadiy Moskal told an UNIAN correspondent on Tuesday.

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According to the report, small arms, mortars and rocket-propelled grenades were used by the militants during the battle. The enemy stationed in the village of Sokilnyky fired mortar bombs which landed in the residential area of Krymske. The villagers were forced to flee their houses and hide in shelters. The battle lasted for two hours. None of the civilians was injured, but two Ukrainian military of 29 and 31 years were wounded in the attack and taken to hospital. There is no threat to their lives.

During the last night, the fighting also took place in the town of Stakhanov, the villages of Troitske, Rodyna and Katerynivka, as well as near the 29th checkpoint. The shelling was local, no casualties were reported.

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