10.10.18 13:10

Ukrainian soldiers retake village in Donbas used by Russian-led forces as firing-point. VIDEO

Servicemen of Ukraine's Joint Forces have retaken an uninhabited village in the 'neutral zone' near the town of Volnovakha, the Donetsk region.

Ukrainian troops advanced 1.2 km forward amid a special operation, Back and Alive NGO said on social media on Oct.10, Censor.NET reports citing UNIAN.

"The village where there were 80 residents before the war is located in the so-called 'gray zone'," the statement reads.

Despite an agreed ceasefire, Russia's hybrid military forces used the village as a base to open fire on Ukrainian positions. Locals left the village several years ago, as Russian-backed terrorists had held the local population in fear, and then looted their destroyed houses.

The village has turned into a minefield. Russian-made PMN-2 anti-personnel mines, which are prohibited by the Geneva Convention, were planted there.

"Judging from how they were 'arranged,' they were planted by professional servicemen," it said. Russian-made field rations whose labels indicated the place of production facilities, for example, Perm and Moscow, as well as remnants of ammunition of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation with erased markings were found in the "gray zone," it said.

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