: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Russian troops attacked 32 times in last 24 hours, two Ukrainian servicemen were killed, two wounded near Maryinka

Russian troops attacked 32 times, two Ukrainian servicemen were killed and another two wounded near the village of Maryinka in the last 24 hours. Russian militants instigated two armed provocations near Novozvanivka and two more near Lobacheve village in the Luhansk sector. Moreover, Ukrainian troops registered a ceasefire violation in the vicinity of Novooleksandrivka and Stanytsia Luhanska. No heavy arms were used. Each provocation lasted not more than 10 minutes.

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Russian militants opened fire from 82-mm mortar launchers at the Svitlodarsk bulge in the Donetsk sector, launching 16 shells at Ukrainian positions near Luhanske settlement. Russian militants were shooting from small arms and grenade launchers in the vicinity of Avdiivka and Horlivka perimeter. Hostile mortar launchers were deployed in two places in the Mariupol sector – near Vodiane and Shyrokyne. In total, militants launched 30 mortar shells. 2/3 of hostile attacks and provocations yesterday took place in this area. Moreover, the situation was restless near Talakivka, Pavlopil and Hnutove village.

The Security Service of Ukraine found two weapons caches near Vodiane village in Donetsk region and Syze village in Luhansk region. An 100-mm artillery shell, six grenade charges, 19 grenades and over 7000 cartridges of various calibers were seized.

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