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ATO spokesperson: Russian proxies violate ceasefire 46 times on June 9. Ukrainian troops retaliate

10.06 13:30

Russia-backed militants violated ceasefire 46 times yesterday. They have deployed 40 mortar mines during five mortar attacks in Donetsk sector, namely by Troyitske, Luhanske village and outskirts of Donetsk,  said Col. Andriy Lysenko, presidential administration spokesperson on ATO-related issues at the press briefing.

“Most of military action in Donetsk sector took place along the Avdiivka – Putilivska mine – Nevelske front. Ukrainian troops retaliated several times,” said Col. Lysenko.

Militants fired 34 projectiles from the 152 mm artillery close to Novotroyitske, Mariupol sector. Hostile mortar fire has been observed in the vicinity of Krasnohorivka, Maryinka and Shyrokyne.

Three ceasefire violations conducted by the militants have occurred in Luhansk sector.

Col. Lysenko cited Ukraine’s military intelligence who observed five flights of militant drones. Two of them have been launched from the Russian soil.

Ukrainian Armed Forces did not incur casualties as a result of military action, however four servicemen were wounded in action. Col. Lysenko also noted that two soldiers were killed and was was injured as a result of an incident in Honcharivske village.

Two militants were killed in action and three were wounded after hitting an explosive ordnance on their own minefield. Two more were killed and four were wounded during a military skirmish with Ukrainian troops.

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