Militants launched 27 attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas in last day

Militants launched 27 attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas in last day

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Russian-backed militants launched 27 attacks, using weapons banned under the Minsk agreements 11 times, on positions of Ukrainian troops in the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) area in Donbas in last day. 

“Over the past day, the enemy shelled Ukrainian positions outside Krymske (42.5km north-west of Luhansk), Lebedynske (16km north-east of Mariupol), Hnutove (19km north-west of Mariupol), Novotoshkivske (53km north-west of Luhansk), Katerynivka (64km west of Luhansk), Novozvanivka (70km west of Luhansk), Luhanske (59km north-east of Donetsk), Vodiane (16km north-west of Donetsk), Vilne (70km south-west of Donetsk), Svitlodarsk (55km north-west of Donetsk), Novoluhanske (53km north-east of Donetsk), Krasnohorivka (29 km west of Donetsk), Novomykhailivka (28km south-west of Donetsk), Novotroitske (32km south of Donetsk) and Shyrokyne (20km east of Mariupol),” the JFO Headquarters press center reports.

Russian-occupation troops fired grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms.

Ukrainian stronghold near Vodiane came under 122mm artillery fire. The enemy also opened fire on JFO units outside Luhanske, Svitlodarsk, Novoluhanske, Vodiane and Lebedynske, using 120mm mortars. Militants shelled Ukrainian positions outside Novotoshkivske, Luhanske and Hnutove, using 82mm mortars. Invaders opened fire from weapons on infantry fighting vehicles on defenders of Krymske, Novozvanivka, Lebedynske and Vodiane. Ukrainian positions outside Vilne came under ZU-23-2 anti aircraft automatic cannon fire, positions near Hnutove came under sniper fire.

No casualties among Ukrainian troops were reported in last day. According to the intelligence, one militant was killed, seven more were wounded.

Today, militants have already launched six attacks on Ukrainian troops near Pavlopol, Hnutove, Vodiane, Lebedynske and Shyrokyne, using weapons on infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms.

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