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SLOVIANSK, June 05. /ITAR-TASS/. Ukrainian fighters have resumed artillery strikes at the settlement of Semyonovka on the outskirts of east Ukraine’s Sloviansk in the Donetsk Region, a representative of the people’s militia told ITAR-TASS on Thursday.
The representative said that the night was relatively calm, though gunfire and explosions could be heard in some areas of the town.
On Wednesday, the Ukrainian troops delivered several strikes at Semyonovka. Ukrainian troops were also shelling Sloviansk and adjacent areas, damaging the water- and power supply lines in several districts.
On June 4, militia fighters have shot down a helicopter of the Ukrainian Air Force near a local brick factory in Sloviansk.
On Tuesday, June 3, people’s militia in the city of Sloviansk have downed a fighter plane Su-25 and a Ukrainian helicopter gunship as well as four armored personnel carriers (APC), Sloviansk People’s Mayor Vyacheslav Ponomarev told ITAR-TASS. Ponomarev said that Ukrainian troops lost two planes, two helicopters and four armored vehicles on June 3 and June 4.
According to Ponomarev, nine militiamen were killed and 12 more were wounded in this week's clashes.