4 Ukrainian Soldiers Wounded or Concussed in Battle

August 23, 2017
The situation on the front line on August 23, 2017. Map from Ukrainian Defense Ministry

Ukraine Day 1283: LIVE UPDATES BELOW. While fighting was reduced, four Ukrainian soldiers were wounded or concussed in the last day.

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4 Ukrainian Soldiers Wounded or Concussed

Col. Oleksandr Motuzyaniuk, Ukrainian Defense Ministry 

Four Ukrainian soldiers were wounded or suffered concussions in battle after midnight, Liga.net reported, citing Col. Oleksandr Motuzyaniuk, speaker on ATO issues for the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.

Most of the fighting was in Popasyansky District. Militants struck with mortar-launchers and Ukrainian forces returned fire. There were several ceasefire violations in the area of Stanitsa-Luganskaya and near Krymskoye.
On the Donetsk line, there was regular shelling of Kamenka, Avdeyevka and the Butovka Mine. There were also outbreaks of fighting on Svetlodarsk Buldge and Zaytsevo with militants using mortars. 

On the Mariupol line, Maryinka was attacked briefly, then fighters switched to attack Gnutovo, Vodyanoye, and Talakovka with 122-mm mortars. More than 50 rounds were fired on Ukrainian positions from three different areas. 

— Catherine A. Fitzpatrick