: Enemy forces continue belligerent attacks on Ukrainian checkpoints – border guard service

19:09 Jun. 6, 2016

Enemy forces continue belligerent attacks on Ukrainian checkpoints – border guard service

Ukrainian soldiers in Luhansk region, May 30, 2016. (UNIAN Photo)

No injuries reported due to increased shelling 

Ukraine's State Border Guard Service reports intensified fire by Russian-backed separatist forces in the war zone in eastern Ukraine. According to the Service's statement, during the past 24 hours the combined Russian-separatist forces shelled fortified positions where the Ukrainian border guards were stationed along with the Armed Forces soldiers.

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The shots from both small arms as well as heavy artillery came from the direction of the occupied city of Horlivka. According to the Ukrainian border patrol, Russian-backed separatists used 120mm mortars and grenade launchers near the checkpoint of Maiorsk.

The statement clarified the Ukrainians did not return fire. There were no injuries sustained among the servicemen.

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