Breakthrough attempt of Ukrainian Army near Yasinovataya failed

20.03.2016, DPR.

The Ukrainian Army used flamethrowers trying to break through the Donetsk People’s Republic defense in the area of Yasinovataya, Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Deputy Defense Minister Eduard Basurin informed Donetsk News Agency on March 19th.

The report states that the massive mortar shelling of DPR positions by the Ukrainian Army took place a night before. At the end of the shelling, Ukrainian military made a breakthrough attempt using flamethrowers. The attack was repelled by the 11th Guards regiment of DPR Armed Forces, one soldier was killed, and five were wounded.

Intense combat is underway for the part of Donetsk-Yasinovataya-Gorlovka route since the beginning of March. The Ukrainian army tried to break through the defense of the DPR Armed Forces many times, but all the attacks were repelled. According to DPR Defense Ministry, the Ukrainian side lost 30 men killed and 73 wounded in the attacks.


Source: Donetsk News Agency

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