Ukraine under Attack: Border guards report 100 militant attacks on their positions in 2016

19:13 Aug. 18, 2016

Border guards report 100 militant attacks on their positions in 2016

Photo courtesy: State Border Guard Service of Ukraine

67 border guards were killed during the two years of anti-terrorist operation in eastern Ukraine

Russian-backed forces once again attacked the positions of border guards on the line of road corridors yesterday, Ukrainian Border Guard Service press secretary Oleh Slobodyan wrote on Facebook.

In the first case, grenade launchers were fired on the Zolote entry/exit control checkpoint, which is currently closed, he stated.

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The forces also fired 120mm mortars on the Maiorsk control checkpoint. Slobodyan said this was the 100th attack on the border guards' positions since the beginning of the year.

Earlier this year Ukrainian State Border Guard Service reported that 67 border guards were killed during the two years of Anti-Terrorist Operation in eastern Ukraine.

Reporting by UNIAN



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