Ukraine Day 1165: LIVE UPDATES BELOW. One Ukrainian soldier was killed in action and six wounded, Ukrainian Defense Ministry reported. Ukrainian military intelligence also claimed that 3 Russia-backed militants were killed and 7 wounded.
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In its evening dispatch the ATO reported another Ukrainian soldier was wounded.
UA Crisis reported:
The geography of the militants’ combat activity in Donetsk sector remained almost unchanged, expect for the Svitlodarsk area. “South of the Horlivka perimeter was the most intense flashpoint in this sector yesterday. Hostile sniper was active in Novhorodske after midnight,” said the spokesman. In Verkhniotoretske Russian proxies were active in the evening and fired about 30 mortar rounds before midnight.
On the Lugansk line, 120-mm mortar-launchers were fired on Novoaleksandrovka and 120-mm at Popasnyaya. Militants attacked Troitskoye with 82-mm mortars, grenade-launchers and heavy machine guns; grenade-launchers and heavy machine guns were used on Novozvanovka and grenade-launchers and smarll arms were used on Stanitsa Luganskaya.
During the day, Russia-backed forces fired 19 times on Ukrainian positions.
On the Lugansk line, militants fired on Luganskoye and Sizoye with grenade-launchers; small arms were fired on Valuyskoye.
Meanwhile, the pro-separatist Donetsk News Agency Dan-Info reported that Russia-backed separatists said Ukrainian forces fired on their positions at Dokuchayevsk and damaged a multi-floor apartment building. They did not confirm the casualties reported by the Ukrainian military.
DAN-Info also reported that Ukrainian forces had fired on a water repair truck from the South Donbass Pump Station. Bullets damaged the vehicles and tore the shirt of one worker in the vehicle but there were no injuries.
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Meanwhile, Unian also reported that the Defense Ministry was reported a reduction in state purchase orders by a factor of 10, according to a speech by Ruslan Korzh at a defense forum.