Foreign mercenaries killed in failed UAF offensive

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October 13, 2016 – Fort Russ News – 

RusVesna – translated by J. Arnoldski – 

A UAF attempt to break through DPR positions in the area of Kominternovo and Leninskoe ended in the death of 15 foreign mercenaries and 25 wounded Kiev fighters.

“Today, the command of the so-called anti-terrorist operation made a mad attempt to break through our defenses in the district between the residential area of Kominternovo and Leninskoe. As a result of the decisive actions by DPR units, the enemy was forced to abandon its hopeless plans after suffering losses – more than 15 mercenaries were killed and 25 were wounded,” the deputy commander of the DPR operational command, Eduard Basurin, reported. 

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Basurin noted that two DPR servicemen were killed during the battle and 5 were wounded. As Basurin explained, groups of mercenaries comprising up to 30 men twice tried from different directions to maneuver around the positions of the republic’s army with the goal of seizing them. The enemy covered its offensive with mortar fire.

“Due to the extremely low training of the Ukrainian armed forces’ units, mercenaries from Poland and Georgia were put into the operation to accomplish these goals. We demand that the leadership of the OSCE SMM assess the actions of the Ukrainian command on this fact as well as judge the crimes of Ukrainian reconnaissance and saboteur groups that led to the death of 2 DPR servicemen and one captured on October 8th,” Basurin concluded.

As Russian Spring reported earlier, today the UAF opened fire on the village of Kominternovo in the southern DPR and attempted to capture the surrounding territory. 

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