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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 1346: October 25, 2017

Publication: Ukraine Liveblogs
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2 Ukrainian Soldiers Killed, 3 Wounded; Russia- Backed Militants Fire Grad Missiles

Anatoliy Stelmakh, ATO spokesman. Photo by ATO

On October 25, ATO [Anti-Terrorist Operation] spokesman Anatoliy Stelmakh reported that in the previous reporting period there were 15 attacks from Russia-backed forces.

Two Ukrainian soldiers were killed and three were wounded.

On the Maritime line at 18:00, militants struck with 82-mm mortars and an anti-tank grenade on the approaches to Vodyanoye. Talakovka was also attacked with 82-mm mortars and grenade-launchers.

On the Donetsk line, starting at 19:30, militants fired on Avdeyevka, Zaytsevo and Luganskoye with heavy machine guns, grenade-launchers and small arms. 

Tryokhizbenka was also attacked with small arms.

On the Donetsk line, starting at 19:30, militants fired on Avdeyevka, Zaytsevo and Luganskoye with heavy machine guns, grenade-launchers and small arms. 

Tryokhizbenka was also attacked with small arms.

In the evening, the ATO reported that militants had fired on Gnutovo as well as Lebedinskoye and Vodyanoye with machine guns and 82-mortars, respectively.

They also fired on Peski and Avdeyevka with machine guns and small arms.

The Ukrainian side of the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination reported October 25 that at about 23:00, Russia-backed forces fired on ATO positions in Troitskoye, using GRAD missiles banned under the Minsk agreement.

The Ukrainian JCCC also reported that Russia-backed militants fired heavy machine guns on the Gorlovka line near the Mayorsk checkpoint at Zaytsevo, endangering civilian lives. Bullets penetrated tents set up as a warm-up center for people traveling in the area, causing some to collapse.

Militants declared Sedovo a "closed zone" and did not allow OSCE monitors there, Liga.net reported. 

DAN-News.info, the separatist news service said four homes in Kominternovo (Pikuzy) were damaged from shelling by Ukrainian forces.

Residences were damaged on Akhmatova St., no. 18, in Aleksandrovka on Lenina St. nos. 2 and 19 and in Kominternovo on Kirova St, no. 2.

-- Catherine A. Fitzpatrick 


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