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 Militants attempted two assaults on Marinka checkpoint, - State Border Service

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Over the past day, illegal armed gangs have significantly increased the volume of shelling over places of joint patrolling of border guards and army units of Ukraine. Groups of mercenaries have twice attempted to assault the Ukrainian checkpoint in Marinka.

This is reported by Censor.NET citing the State Border Service press office.

"Yesterday Russian mercenaries have significantly activated fire at Marinka checkpoint. First the militants shelled the checkpoint with mortars from Oleksandrivka direction, which is not controlled by the Ukrainian army. After mortar fire, a group of mercenaries using small arms attempted to reach the place of duty of the Ukrainian military and approached them by 50 meters. Ukrainian defenders opened fire for effect, which forced the enemy to retreat. While repelling the assault, grenades were also used," the Service reported.

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"Some time later the enemy repeated its assault of the checkpoint. 20 attacking mercenaries attempted to secretly approach the positions of the Ukrainian military from a nearby forest. The checkpoint defenders fired at attackers from small arms and grenade launchers and forced them to retreat. This same checkpoint was shelled three more times yesterday, and after 10 p.m. the enemy was opening regular fire from mortars," the State Border Service noted.

Besides, checkpoints of Zolote and Maiorske were shelled with mortars, grenade launchers, and small arms over the past day. Terrorists made two more attempts to defeat border guarding units serving nearby the demarcation line.

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No Ukrainian soldiers were hurt during the confrontation.

 
 
 
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