Russian-backed militants launched ten attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas in last day

Russian-backed militants launched ten attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas in last day

Russian-backed militants launched ten attacks, using weapons banned under the Minsk agreements three times, on Ukrainian positions in the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) area in Donbas over the past day. 

“In the zone of action of tactical force ‘East’, the enemy fired 120mm mortars and tripod-mounted man-portable antitank guns on Ukrainian troops near Vodiane (94km south of Donetsk); 120mm mortars – near Lebedynske (16km east of Mariupol); antitank missile systems, mounted grenade launcher of different systems and heavy machine guns – in the area of Pavlopol (25km north-west of Mariupol); hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers and small arms – outside Avdiivka (17km north of Donetsk),” the JFO Headquarters press center reports.

In the zone of action of tactical force “North”, militants used grenade launchers and small arms to shell Ukrainian positions in the area of Krymske (42km north-west of Luhansk); heavy machine guns – near Novoluhanske (53km north-east of Donetsk); weapons on BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicle and mounted grenade launcher – in the area of Travneve (51km north-east of Donetsk)

One Ukrainian serviceman was wounded in shelling over the past day.

According to the intelligence, two militants were killed and two more were wounded on February 13.

Today, the enemy has not opened fire yet.

Ukrainian defenders continue to control the enemy on the contact line, adhering to the ceasefire agreements.

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