Ministry of Defense of Ukraine

Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 59 times in the past 24 hours, with two Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action (WIA).

"In the Donetsk sector, the enemy fired banned 120mm mortars at the defenders of the villages of Pavlopil, Lebedynske and Novotroyitske, while the defenders of the villages of Pisky and Pavlopil came under fire from 82mm mortars. Grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms were used against the Ukrainian fortified positions near the town of Avdiyivka, Butivka coal mine, and the villages of Kamianka, Verkhniotoretske, Pyshchevyk, Shyrokyne and Hnutove. In addition, the enemy opened fire from infantry fighting vehicles near the villages of Pisky and Talakivka, heavy machine guns near the village of Opytne, and small arms near the villages of Slavne, Berezove and Lebedynske. Moreover, a sniper was active near the village of Novotroyitske," the press center of the headquarters of Ukraine's military operations reported on Facebook Monday morning.

Read alsoPoroshenko: ATO over, Joint Forces Operation startingIn the Luhansk sector, the aggressor used proscribed 120mm mortars against defenders of the town of Svitlodarsk, and the villages of Luhanske and Troyitske. Furthermore, the militants fired 82mm mortars near Luhanske and Svitlodarsk, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns near the villages of Novoluhanske and Novhorodske, as well as infantry fighting vehicles near Luhanske and Troyitske.