14:09 08.12.2015

Two Ukrainian servicemen hit pull-action mines in Luhansk region, suffer injuries

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Two Ukrainian servicemen hit pull-action mines in Luhansk region, suffer injuries

Two Ukrainian servicemen have suffered injuries in the explosions of pull-action mines in Luhansk region, the press service of Luhansk Regional State Administration said.

"Two servicemen hit pull-action mines yesterday. One was injured near the village of Bolotenne during a patrol mission. The other was wounded near the town of Popasna. He hit an RGD-5 pull-action mine planted on a tree trunk," the press center wrote on Facebook on Tuesday.

The serviceman injured in Popasna was in pursuit of a militant reconnaissance group, the press service said.

"The injured were taken to district hospitals. Doctors said their condition was fair," the press service added.

It also said that Ukrainian positions had come under mortar, automatic grenade launcher and small arms fire in a number of populated localities.

Militants fired mortars on a stronghold of the Ukrainian Armed Forces' 24th brigade in the Novoaidar district from the side of the village of Smile controlled by the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic (LPR) in the period from 8:30 p.m. till 10:p.m., it said. There have been no casualty or damage reports as of yet.

The 'new bridge' area in Stanytsia Luhanska was shelled by automatic grenade launchers from the side of the Prince Ihor Monument at about 1:40 p.m. Small arms attacked a Ukrainian army stronghold in Bolotenne in the Stanytsia Luhanska region.

Earlier in the day, the LPR claimed attacks by the Ukrainian army. "An automatic grenade launcher shelled the village of Mykhailivka in the Pervomaisk district on Monday evening, December 7," the Luhansk information center said on Tuesday with reference to the LPR Emergency Situations Ministry.

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