Ukraine-Russia conflict: Intense night in Donbas warzone (updated)

10:49 Oct. 8, 2016

Intense night in Donbas warzone (updated)

Soldiers at Petrovske during withdrawal of forces, October 7, 2016 (GettyImages Photo)

Kyiv says guns don't go silent in the conflict region 

Update: 4 Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in the conflict zone overnight, Ukraine's Defense Minister spokesman Oleksandr Motuzyanyk said Saturday, October 8. Another 2 servicemen suffered from contusion. 

Story: Ukraine says that the Russian-backed separatist forces attacked its troops 38 times in the past 24 hours.

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According to the country's Defense Ministry, the battles occurred in both Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

The militants again used high-caliber mortars to shell the positions of government forces.

They violated the ceasefire deal 15 times in the Luhansk region. Ukrainian soldiers were attacked with 152-mm, 122-mm and 120-mm artillery.

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The combatants also opened fire 6 times near Donetsk, using mortars as well as machine guns and grenade launchers.

Kyiv also registered 17 attacks near Mariupol and Mariinka. 

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