Ukrainian soldier killed in action in Donbas Monday, another defender wounded - report

23:50, 12 February 2018
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As reported by the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation Headquarters headquarters on Facebook, the enemy intensified its attacks near Novoluhanske, Svitlodarsk and Zaitseve in the Luhansk direction.

"Here, the invaders fired on our positions from grenade launchers, heavy machine guns, and small arms," the press center said.

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"The enemy also shelled defenders of Katerynivka from grenade launchers of various types. According to the defenders of Popasna, [the enemy] fired a 82mm mortar. However, the enemy fire was most intense on the defenders of Krymske. Outside this front-line settlement, illegal armed groups employed 120mm and 82mm mortars, grenade launchers, and small arms," the report said.

The ATO HQ press center said that "in total, from day-start, eight shellings of Ukraine troops’ defensive fortifications were recorded.

“Unfortunately, as a result of the enemy fire, a Ukrainian soldier was killed and another defender was wounded," the report reads.

The ATO command expressed sincere condolences to the family and friends of the fallen soldier who sacrificed his life for Ukraine’s peaceful future.

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