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Five Ukrainian soldiers wounded in Donbas in last day


An Ukrainian serviceman shots with a grenade launcher during fighting with Russian-backed separatists in Avdiyivka, Donetsk region on March 30.

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Over the past day, the Russia-backed separatists have fired on Ukrainian positions in Donbas 64 times, wounding five servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the press center of the Ukrainian military said on its Facebook page on April 11 morning.

According to the Ukrainian army, in the Mariupol sector, 122mm artillery, 120mm mortars, grenade launchers, large-caliber machineguns and infantry fighting vehicle weapons were used to shell Vodiane.

It said also that the separatists fired 120mm mortars and grenade launchers upon Ukrainian military positions in Novotroyitske and 82mm mortars, grenade launchers of different systems and large-caliber machineguns upon those near Berezove, Maryinka and Krasnohorivka.

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