Militants in Donbas open fire on Ukraine's Maryinka checkpoint

13:09, 14 September 2017
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Illegal armed groups attacked the Maryinka entry and exit checkpoint in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, on Wednesday evening, according to the press service of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine.

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"Last night, the illegal armed groups opened fire on the Maryinka checkpoint, where the border guards have been serving together with other agencies. The attack was mounted from the militant-controlled village of Oleksandrivka. The militants used small arms," the border guards told UNIAN.

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According to the State Border Guard Service, the Russian-backed troops have attacked Ukrainian border guards' positions 41 times since the beginning of the year.

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