3 Ukrainian soldiers were killed and 5 wounded after 2 attacks made by pro-Russian terrorists in Lugansk Region. In both cases groups of Ukrainian soldiers were attacked while moving on Government-controlled territory close to the contact line.
1st report was made by Lugansk Regional State Administration at www.facebook.com/odalug
Today on March 1 on the road between Novotoshkivske and Hirske a vehicle with soldiers of 80th Brigade was hit by a mine. 3 soldiers died and 2 were wounded.
Later commander of 92nd separate mechanized brigade of Armed Forces of Ukraine Viktor Nikolyuk reported about the attack on the joint mobile group that fights with smugglers in Lugansk Region. See full report at www.5.ua
Today at about 11 am near Tryokhizbenka village on the territory close to the militant-controlled area there was an attack on the joint group “Shchastya”. Soldiers of the group got different types of wounds.
– Viktor Nikolyuk
According to his information terrorists used RPG, small firearms and machine guns. After attack the group got to Tryokhizbenka and wounded got 1st medical help.
Soldiers of the group asked our soldiers to help them. We gave them 2 support groups, a group of 92nd separate mechanized brigade and a group of police unit “Lugansk-1″ that were located in that area.
– Viktor Nikolyuk
After soldiers started to move they were attacked with the use of small firearms. The commander of a group made a decision to return fire reported commander.
Nataliia Meshcheriakova who works at special unit “Phantom” of State Fiscal Service of Ukraine reported more details of the attack and posted photos of the vehicle that was hit with RPG at her page here
Mobile group was attacked again between Tryokhizbenka and Lopaskyne with the use of RPG and small firearms. 2 officers of Security Service of Ukraine were wounded by shrapnel, one soldier of Armed Forces of Ukraine was wounded in the chest. RPG entered in the front, went through the vehicle and got out on the side.
On September 2 2015 similar attack happened in that location. Terrorists also attacked the joint group that fights with smugglers. 2 Ukrainian soldiers were killed and 6 more wounded. See this detailed report Vehicle with Ukrainian soldiers attacked near contact line in Lugansk Region: 2 KIA and 6 WIA