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 Lull in battle in the Luhansk region: Ukrainian military found bodies of five Russian mercenaries near Mykolaivka

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It was relatively calm along the demarcation line in the Luhansk and Artemivsk (Popasna district) directions between 7 a.m. of Sept. 6 and 7 a.m. of Sept. 7.

At the same time, a fire shot from an AGS-17 directed at the south-eastern suburbs of Shchastia city, the Luhansk region, was conducted by pro-Russian mercenaries from the direction of Vesela Hora village, controlled by the so-called "LPR" illegal gangs, yesterday afternoon. This is reported by Censor.NET citing the official website of Lieutenant Colonel Ruslan Tkachuk, the ATO speaker in the Luhansk region.

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Today, Sept. 7, no shelling of the ATO forces' positions was recorded between midnight and 7 a.m.

According to the Luhansk regional police department, yesterday at 4 p.m. Ukrainian army soldiers found five male bodies (the age could not be identified) in gravely putrid state with mine-blast traumas, dressed in camo uniform, equipped with automated weapons and ammunition, without IDs in a forest near Siversky Donets river, between villages of Bolotenne and Mykolaivka, Stanychno-Luhanskyi district. The bodies were of about two weeks. A tricolor chevron of the Russian Federation and a chevron of one of the Luhansk region illegal armed gangs were present of the clothing of one of the deceased. The same insignia were found on one of the tommy-guns.

Ukrainian military suggest that the mercenaries of a sabotage and reconnaissance group of the "LPR" trapped a mine while attempting to penetrate the Ukrainian territory.

Five Kalshnikovs of 5.45 mm caliber and one tommy-gun of 7.62 mm caliber, two of Kalshnikovs with under-barrel grenade launchers, one with a scope sight, 47 magazine cases with ammunition, eight F-1 grenades, 21 rounds for under-barrel grenade launchers, three emergency flares, six harnesses, and two flasks have been found at the spot.

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The Ukrainian army reported its military had been controlling the situation in the Luhansk and Artemivsk directions, conducted checkpoints, strong points, and secret posts. They were following the enemy and ready to repulse any attack.



 
 
 
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