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Ukraine News Today Feb. 12, 2017: Militants launch 59 attacks, 2 soldiers wounded in Donbas, Two more contestants qualify for finals in Ukraine’s Eurovision national selection

Ukraine News Today: Militants launch 59 attacks, 2 soldiers wounded in Donbas; Two more contestants - Rozhden and Illaria - qualify for finals in Ukraine's Eurovision national selection
Ukraine News Today Feb. 12, 2017: Militants launch 59 attacks, 2 soldiers wounded in Donbas, Two more contestants qualify for finals in Ukraine's Eurovision national selection

Ukraine Crisis: Militants launch 59 attacks, 2 soldiers wounded in Donbas

Over the past day, Shyrokine and Krasnohorivka were fired on from the enemy infantry fighting vehicles, according to the HQ of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO), Joinfo.com reports with reference to UNIAN.

In the Mariupol sector, militants mortared the positions of the Ukrainian forces in the area of Krasnohorivka and Pavlopil, the report reads. Grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms were fired on Novotroitske, Hnutove, Pavlopil, Shyrokine, Lebedynske, and Vodiane, Shyrokine and Krasnohorivka were fired on from the enemy IFVs, according to the ATO Headquarters.

In the Donetsk sector, militants shelled Kamenka, Zaitseve, Avdiyivka, Pisky, and Novoselivka Druha from mortars of various calibers. At the same time, rocket-propelled grenades, heavy machine guns and small arms were used against Zaitseve, Pisky, Avdiyivka, Opytne, and Troitske. The positions of the Ukrainian troops near Luhanske were engaged by an enemy sniper. A total of 59 attacks was recorded.

Two Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in action.

It should be recalled that Donbas militants launched 63 attacks with Grads, tanks and mortars on Friday.

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Eurovision 2017: Two more contestants qualify for finals in Ukraine’s national selection

The second of three semifinals in the Ukrainian National Selection were held and two more contestants have qualified for the Grand Final on February 25, according to Eurovision.tv, Joinfo.com reports with reference to UNIAN.

Eight contestants competed, as in the previous semifinal, Eurovision.tv reported. The jury, which consisted again of Jamala, Konstantin Meladze and Andriy Danylko gave their maximum points to Rozhden, while the public gave their maximum points to Illaria.
As their combined votes made them the two highest scorers, both have qualified for the final with Illaria finishing first. Rozhden and Illaria will join last week’s qualifiers Tayanna and ‘Backflip’ (Salto Nazad in Ukrainian) along with the qualifiers of next week’s semifinalists.