Situation in ATO area remains tense: five Ukrainian soldiers killed

Situation in ATO area remains tense: five Ukrainian soldiers killed

Russian-backed militants violated ceasefire 7 times in ATO area in Donbas in last day.

This is reported by the ATO Headquarters press center.

The tensest situation was observed in Luhansk direction, where a military clash lasted for almost eight hours near Krymske (42.5km north-west of Luhansk). As a result, four Ukrainian soldiers were killed and two more were wounded. In addition, Russian-backed militants shelled Ukrainian strongholds outside Krymske, using 82mm mortars and infantry weapons. ATO troops near Novooleksandrivka (65km west of Luhansk) came under small arms and heavy machine gun fire. The defenders of Luhanske (59km north-east of Donetsk) came under grenade launcher fire.

In Donetsk direction, illegal armed formations fired weapons on infantry combat vehicles, grenade launchers and small arms near Pavlopol (30 km northeast of Mariupol). Militants also shelled Ukrainian positions in Vodiane (16km north-west of Donetsk), using grenade launchers and heavy machine guns.

A total of five Ukrainian servicemen were killed, and another four soldiers were wounded in the ATO area in last day, the ATO Headquarters press center reports.


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