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Three Ukrainian servicemen wounded in east

Two Ukrainian servicemen were wounded and one injured as a result of 12 attacks by pro-Russian militants in Donbas on 2 February, the Defence Ministry has said.

As has become customary over the past month, the separatists used 120-mm and 82-mm mortars banned by the Minsk agreements.

They carried out two attacks from grenade launchers of various systems and heavy machine guns near Pisky; nine shots from an anti-tank grenade launcher near Lebedynske and fired with heavy machine guns and other small arms in the area; used an automatic grenade launcher, a heavy machine gun and other small arms near Vasylivka.

The militants carried out four attacks near Luhanske, having fired 34 82-mm mortar bombs, various grenade launchers and heavy machine guns; two attacks near Krymske, having fired 25 82-mm mortar bombs, infantry fighting vehicle guns and automatic heavy grenade launchers; 120-mm mortars near Tovotoshkivske; automatic grenade launchers, machine guns and small arms near Hladosove.

“Joint Forces units responded to all the attacks by the Russian occupiers by using permitted weapons,” the Defence Ministry said.

A senior army medic, Srgt Klavdiya Sytnyk, was killed as a result of a separatist attack near Novotoshkivske in Luhansk Region when she was bringing medicine to a sick soldier.

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