Two LPR militiamen were killed and two more wounded in battle in wake of Kiev forces attack in vicinity of Debaltsvo, said the Republic’s People’s Militia spokesman Andrey Marochko.


“Two militiamen died like heroes in defensive action on Debaltsevo axis from Dec.20 to Dec.21, while covering redeployment of our units.”


In vicinity of Kalinovka two militiamen were wounded in heavy artillery shelling.


Earlier chief medical officer of the brigade involved in Kalinovka fighting, lieutenant Victor Klimenko told Lugansk Media Center that LPR casualties had amounted to two killed and three wounded.


Overall LPR People’s Militia lost four killed and five founded in wake of Debaltsevo fighting.


A heavy fighting erupted on December 18 in vicinity of Debaltsevo as units of 54th brigade of Ukrainian armed forces attacked LPR positions in Kalinovka village area, the fighting left 10 Ukrainian soldiers killed, 20 wounded, 2 LPR militiamen wounded and two unaccounted for.


In the night December 18-19 Ukrainian armed forces shelled Logvinovo village with heavy artillery and mortars that were taken from the storage areas, where the withdrawn heavy weapons are to be kept in accordance with Minsk Agreements.


During the day December 19 Ukrainian military continued massive shelling of the area and fighting spread out all along the contact line in Debaltsevo zone.