Donbas update: Invaders breach truce 11 times in past day as Ukraine reports 1 KIA, 2 WIAs

Donbas update: Invaders breach truce 11 times in past day as Ukraine reports 1 KIA, 2 WIAs

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Over the past 24 hours, on August 30, Ukraine recorded 11 ceasefire violations by Russia-controlled armed groups in ​​the Joint Forces Operation zone, in which a Ukrainian serviceman was killed and two were injured.

That’s according to the press center of the JFO Command, Ukrinform reports.

Outside Novozvanivka, the enemy fired at Ukrainian positions three times using 120 mm mortars, anti-tank missile launchers, heavy anti-tank and heavy automatic grenade launchers, as well as large-caliber machine guns.

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Not far from the village of Shumy, Russian occupiers fired easel-munted anti-tank grenade launchers and small arms.

Near Troitske, the enemy opened fire using large-caliber machine guns.

In the direction of Katerynivka, Russian mercenaries fired from automatic machine grenade launchers.

In the Novotoshkivskyi area, the enemy engaged Ukrainian positions with easel-mounted anti-tank grenade launchers, also dropping a VOG-17 grenade from a UAV.

Not far from Vodiane, invaders fired easel-mounted anti-tank and automatic grenade launchers.

Near Shyrokyne, Russian-controlled armed groups engaged Ukrainian defense positions with automatic machine grenade launchers and large-caliber machine guns.

In addition, on the border of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, an Orlan 10 unmanned aerial vehicle was spotted flying across the demarcation line.

"As a result of enemy fire, one serviceman with the Joint Forces was killed and another was injured. Also, as a result of an IED blast, another serviceman was injured.

The injured soldiers were rushed to a medical facility. They remain in a moderate condition," the JFO HQ said.

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The Joint Forces Command has expressed sincere condolences to the families and friends of the fallen military.

Ukrainian forces have returned fire to enemy attacks, the report reads.

As of 7:00 on August 31, another three ceasefire violations were recorded.

In the direction of Shyrokyne, Russian mercenaries fired at Ukrainian positions employing anti-tank and automatic grenade launchers and large-caliber machine guns.

Near Novozvanivka, the enemy used 120 mm mortars.

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Near New York, Russian-controlled armed groups opened fire using anti-tank grenade launchers.

Ukrainian defenders returned fire.

No casualties were reported on August 31.

It is noted that the Ukrainian delegation to the Joint Ceasefire Control and Coordination Center informed the OSCE Mission of all violations by Russian occupation forces.

The Ukrainian military is monitoring the situation in the JFO zone to repel and deter Russia’s armed aggression.

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