REUTERS

Russia's hybrid military forces mounted 36 attacks on Ukrainian army positions in Donbas in the past 24 hours, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as killed in action (KIA) and another one as wounded in action (WIA).

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"In the Donetsk sector, the militants fired banned Grad multiple rocket launchers at the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Lebedynske, having launched 40 missiles. In addition, the enemy used 82mm mortars, grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms near Lebedynske. Moreover, the defenders of Butivka coal mine, and the villages of Shyrokyne, Vodiane, Novotroyitske, Pisky, Hnutove, Verkhniotoretske and Opytne came under militant fire. Small arms were also used against the defenders of the towns of Maryinka and Avdiyivka, and the village of Nevelske," the press center of the headquarters of Ukraine's military operations reported on Saturday morning.

In the Luhansk sector, the aggressor opened fire from banned 122mm artillery systems at the Ukrainian fortified positions near the town of Popasna, from 82mm mortars and infantry fighting vehicles near the village of Troyitske, as well as from grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms near the village of Novhorodske. Furthermore, the invaders used grenade launchers and sniper weapons near the village of Zaitseve, infantry fighting vehicles near the village of Krymske, heavy machine guns near the village of Travneve, and small arms near the village of Novoluhanske.