Ukraine Day 1244: LIVE UPDATES BELOW. One Ukrainian soldier was killed and three were wounded as they repelled an attack on the Bakhmutka highway today.
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Doctors operate on MP Evgeny Deydey. Photo via Igor Mosiychuk
One Ukrainian soldier was killed and three were wounded as they repelled an attack on the Bakhmutka highway today, July 15, Liga.net reported, citing the ATO [Anti-Terrorist Operation] dispatch.
Deydey required a blood transfusion and was airlifted to the military hospital in Dnepr, Mosiychuk said. Deydey was under investigation of charges that he hid an apartment and two automobiles from his asset reports to the parliament, but on July 11, the Verkhovna Rada decided not to provide consent for prosecution.
Soldiers of a motorized infantry brigade defending positions near Shirokino says that not a single home is left undamaged in this town which was once an elite reort on the Azov sea, the ATO reported. Today pictures taken by soldiers show tank along the beach and signs warning of sea mines and land mines throughout the town. Russia-backed forces continue to fire 82-mm and 120-mm mortars, grenade-launchers, heavy machine guns and tanks at the town.
“We observe how on the other side, about twice a day the terrorist forces run a rotation of their personnel. They come from the direction of Bezymyannoye. They are reinforcing their positions and defense constructions there and firing from heavy armor with weapons from the direction of Sakhanka; they don’t approach us but are firing from a distance.”
“Taking advantage of the fact that a ‘harvest ceasefire’ has been declared, the pro-Russian mercenaries have been conducting so-called ‘trench warfare’. They are quietly digging trenches, re-enforcing their positions, and the majority of the firing is at night or twilight when the international organizations of the UN and OBSCE cannot record their violations of the Minsk agreements. The militants fire from mortar-launchers of 120-mm and 82-mm caliber, armored vehicles — BMPs and BTRs — are also used. They are provoking us to a violation of the agreement so that we open fire.”
— Catherine A. Fitzpatrick
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