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Russian paratroopers arrive to Donbas for reconnaissance missions

16.06 17:08

According to Ukraine’s military intelligence, Russian paratroopers of the 45th special operations brigade of the Airborne Forces have arrived to Donbas. Their objective is to conduct reconnaissance missions and instigate skirmishes with Ukrainian troops in the areas of Vodyane and Shyrokyne, Donetsk region,  said Col. Oleksandr Motuzyanyk, presidential administration spokesperson on ATO-related issues.

Similar attacks from the artillery and mortars have been observed near Pavlopil, Donetsk region, on June 14. Two Ukrainian servicemen were killed in action and two wounded in action as a result.

Col. Motuzyanuk also reported that Russia continued supplying its proxies on militant-controlled areas of eastern Ukraine. Six carriages full of fuel and ammunition arrived to the Luhansk region via Krasnodon; 700 tonnes of supplies to Rovenky, Luhansk region; 450 tonnes of supplies to Kuteinikove, Donetsk region, and three carriages to Ilovaisk, Donetsk region. Also, five trucks loaded with Grad missiles and tank ammunition arrived to the Luhansk region via Dyakove village.

 

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