Militants attack Sopyne near Mariupol with self-propelled artillery

12:50, 25 August 2015

Russian-backed militants fired self-propelled artillery systems three times on the village of Sopyne near the Ukrainian-controlled city of Mariupol in Donetsk region overnight, Mariupol's city online news resource 0629 has reported.


Press officer of the "M" sector Yaroslav Chepurniy reported that the militants started firing 152mm self-propelled artillery systems on Sopyne near Mariupol at 00:30 Kyiv time.

What is more, the Kremlin-backed mercenaries started firing 122mm self-propelled artillery systems on the positions of the Ukrainian armed forces in the village of Talakivka.

"There was a very serious attack on the village of Hranitne. From 05:40 to 06:50, the enemy was firing 120mm mortars there. There are casualties among our soldiers. The information is being verified," Chepurniy said.

Some media reported citing one of the Ukrainian marines, one marine was killed and another one was wounded at night.

Meanwhile, Ukrainian volunteer Halyna Odnoroh wrote on Facebook that, according to her data, two marines had been killed and another six wounded.

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