Militants launched 36 attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas in last day

Militants launched 36 attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas in last day

Russian-backed militants launched 36 attacks, including three attacks from heavy weapons, on positions of Ukrainian troops in the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) area in eastern Ukraine in last day. 

“The situation in the JFO area has escalated in certain directions, but remains mainly controlled. Russian-occupation forces used grenade launchers, heavy machine guns, small arms to fire on defenders of Krymske (42.5km north-west of Luhansk), Novoluhanske (53km north-east of Donetsk), Marinka (35 km south-west of Donetsk), Avdiivka (18km north of Donetsk), Pivdenne (40km north-east of Donetsk), Krasnohorivka (29 km west of Donetsk), Hnutove (19km north-west of Mariupol), Lebedynske (16km north-east of Mariupol), Zalizne (39km north of Donetsk), Vodiane (16km north-west of Donetsk), Pavlopol (30 km northeast of Mariupol) and Shyrokyne (20km east of Mariupol). The defenders of Talakivka (20km north-west of Mariupol) came under 82mm mortar fire. The enemy used tank, 120mm and 82mm mortars to shell Ukrainian positions near Pavlopol,” the JFO Headquarters press center reports.

No casualties among Ukrainian troops were reported over the past day. According to the intelligence, one militant was killed and another one was wounded.

Today, militants have already opened fire five times on Ukrainian troops near Novozvanivka (70km west of Luhansk), Troitske (69km west of Luhansk), Marinka and Vodiane.


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