"According to preliminary information, two servicemen were killed and four were wounded in shelling of a stronghold of a unit of a mechanized brigade not far from the village of Lobacheve in Luhansk region," the ATO HQ wrote on Facebook.

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The ATO HQ earlier reported that Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian positions 35 times from 00:00 to 18:00 on Thursday, March 16. They used, among other things, heavy weapons, which are prohibited by the Minsk peace agreements on Donbas.