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Ukrainian serviceman wounded in separatist attack

Pro-Russian militants use large-calibre mortars.

Ukrainian serviceman wounded in separatist attack
Photo: www.facebook.com/Ден Розенков

Militants opened fire on Zaytseve, Donetsk Region on 16 March, the antiterrorist operation (ATO) HQ has said.

"Today the militants launched eight aimed shooting attacks with 82-mm and 120-mm on residential buildings of this population centre. Houses and infrastructure facilities were damaged, civilians were wounded," the HQ said in a statement.

Ukraine reported the incident to the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination of cease-fire and stabilization along the line of contact.

In a later update, the HQ said that civilians were not hurt but one serviceman was wounded.

In the morning, militants fired with a tank on civilian facilities in Avdiyivka, Donetsk Region.