UAF attack on Avdeevka repelled by DPR defense

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September 15, 2016 – Fort Russ News – 

RusVesna – translated by J. Arnoldski

Today, the Ukrainian army attempted to break through the DPR’s line of defense north of Donetsk, but the enemy as stopped by small arms firefights.

“Today at 20:40, ahead of the announced ceasefire, the enemy attempted to break into the residential area of Avdeevka in one of the areas of our defense and displace DPR units from their positions. However, the enemy was stopped by fire from small arms,” Donetsk News Agency reported in the operational command of the republic.

They added that one of the punishers’ infantry fighting vehicles was hit by a hand-held anti-tank grenade launcher. The combat car’s gunning gear was damaged.

Upon suffering losses, Ukrainian units began to retreat, covering their withdrawal with chaotic fire from a second infantry fighting vehicle aimed at the positions of the republic’s forces.

“As a result of the enemy attack’s deflection, one serviceman of the Donetsk People’s Republic was killed,” the agency’s source emphasized.

The head of the DPR, Alexander Zakharchenko, yesterday ordered the republic’s forces to fully and unconditionally comply with the ceasefire on the contact line by ceasing fire “from all types of weapons from midnight on September 14th-15th.” 

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