Escalation in Donbas: 3 Ukrainian troops killed, 4 wounded in last day

09:20, 11 January 2018
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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas seven times in the past 24 hours, with three Ukrainian soldiers reported as killed in action and another four as wounded in action, according to the press center of the Ukrainian Anti-Terrorist Operation Headquarters.


In the Luhansk sector, the militants fired mortars of various calibers on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Troyitske. The enemy fire was especially intense at the Svitlodarska Duha bulge. In particular, the occupiers used 120mm and 82mm mortars and heavy machine guns near the village of Luhanske.

Moreover, Russian occupation forces were reported shelling the Ukrainian positions near the village of Novoluhanske for an hour and a half, using grenade launchers, machine guns, and mortars of various calibers.

Read alsoMoscow to use propaganda against U.S. lethal aid for Ukraine – HuffpostIn the Donetsk sector, the enemy violated the ceasefire by using automatic grenade launchers near the village of Verkhniotoretske and Butivka coal mine.

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