8 Ukrainian soldier die as a result of casualties near western Donbass localities

8 Ukrainian soldiers perished, about 8 more were wounded as a result of two casualties in Maryinka and Opytnoye localities, reports the DPR Operational Command’s Vice-Commander, Eduard Basurin.

“According to the information, got from the citizens of Maryinka locality, during the Ukrainian shelling of Donetsk, the 122 mm calibre shell exploded in one gun of two self-propelled artillery platforms “Gvozdika” that led to the ammunition loads’ detonation of both of the self-propelled artillery platforms. As a result, 8 soldiers died, five were wounded,” said Basurin.

He added, that according to the Republic’s reconnaissance data, in the area of Kiev-controlled Opytnoye locality, in the military vehicles’ park of the 1039th Ukrainian surface to air-missile regiment because of the security protocol’s violation during the unloading works, the detonation of shells in one of the vehicles took place. According to the Vice-Commander, about 10 cargo and special vehicles and surface-to-air missile system «Buk» were damaged. Among the personnel, about three Ukrainian soldiers were wounded.

DONi News Agency