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Kyiv reports two Ukrainian soldiers wounded in Donbas in last day


An Ukrainian soldier prepares ammunition for the fighting with Russian-backed separatists in Avdiyivka, Donetsk region on March 30.

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Russian-backed separatists have fired on the positions of the Ukrainian military in Donbas 44 times over the past day, two Ukrainian soldiers sustained injuries, the Ukrainian military press centre said on its Facebook page on April 10 morning.

Most shooting incidents were observed in the Mariupol sector. According to the military, 120mm mortars, anti-tank grenade launchers and infantry combat vehicle weapons were engaged in the vicinity of Novotroyitske. Ukrainian army positions in Vodiane, Lybidynske and Krasnohorivka were shelled by various types of grenade launchers and heavy machineguns. Ukrainian army strongholds near Hnutove and Novohnativka came under attack of grenade launchers, and heavy machineguns were fired near Pavlopil and Novomykhailivka. Infantry combat vehicles and small arms were engaged in attacks near Shyrokyne, infantry combat vehicle weapons were used near Novohryhorivka, and small arms were fired on army positions in Talakivka and Chermalyk, the military said.

In the Donetsk sector, Ukrainian army positions were shelled by anti-tank grenade launchers and heavy machineguns in Avdiyivka and the Butovka mine area; anti-tank grenade launchers and small arms were used in Verkhniotoretske and Zaitseve, and snipers were active near Pisky, the staff said.

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