Militants launched 25 attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas in last day

Militants launched 25 attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas in last day

Russian-backed militants launched 25 attacks, using weapons banned under the Minsk agreements twice, on positions of Ukrainian troops in the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) area in Donbas in last day. 

“Russian-occupation troops fired 82mm mortars, weapons on infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms. Over the past day, the enemy shelled Ukrainian positions outside Krymske (42.5km north-west of Luhansk), Lebedynske (16km north-east of Mariupol), Vodiane (16km north-west of Donetsk), Hnutove (19km north-west of Mariupol), Pavlopol (30 km northeast of Mariupol), Luhanske (59km north-east of Donetsk), Stanytsia Luhanska (16km north-east of Luhansk), Novotoshkivske (53km north-west of Luhansk), Krasnohorivka (29 km west of Donetsk), Zhovte (17km north-west of Luhansk), Svitlodarsk (55km north-west of Donetsk), Chermalyk (31km north-east of Mariupol) and Shyrokyne (20km east of Mariupol),” the JFO Headquarters press center reports.

In addition, illegal armed formations shelled the JFO units outside Chermalyk and Vodiane, using 82mm mortars. The weapons on infantry fighting vehicles were used to fire on Ukrainian strongholds near Chermalyk.

No casualties among Ukrainian troops were reported in last day. According to the intelligence, two militants were killed, three more were wounded.

Today, militants have already launched four attacks on Ukrainian troops outside Krymske, Hnutove and Vodiane, using heavy machine guns, grenade launchers and small arms. In Mariupol direction, the enemy has opened fire from 120mm and 82mm mortars thrice.


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