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The Interpreter
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Russian-to-English translation journal, with original analysis and commentary on Russia's foreign & domestic policy.
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Day 1271: August 11, 2017

Publication: Ukraine Liveblogs
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1 Ukrainian Soldier Killed, 3 Wounded in 48 Hours; Russia Halts Air Traffic Over Kerch Strait

Photo by ATO 

Russia-backed militants attacked three times on Friday, August 11, and as a result two Ukrainian soldiers were wounded, one at Krymskoye and another at Avdeyevka, Ukrainska Pravda reported, citing Anatoliy Strelmakh, head of the ATO [Anti-Terrorist Operation] Press Center.

Krymskoye and Novoalekseyevka on the Lugansk line were attacked with grenade-launchers and heavy machine guns.

Ukrainian positions at Avdeyevka were also attacked with 82-mm mortars, grenade-launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms.

According to Ukrainska Pravda, in its earlier dispatch, the ATO reported 15 attacks, with one Ukrainian soldier killed and one wounded, bringing the total for two days to 1 KIA and 3 WIA.

Militants attacked Stanitsa Luganskaya with heavy machine guns and Schastye with an anti-aircraft system; they also fired 82-mm mortars and grenade-launchers near Krymskoye. 

On the Maritime line, Talakovka and Vodyanoye were attacked with grenade-launchers

Russian-occupied self-declared Crimean authorities halted air traffic over the Kerch bridge.


Catherine A. Fitzpatrick

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