Militants suffer losses trying to knock Joint Forces off their positions in Donbas
Over the past day, on June 8, Joint Forces liquidated three terrorists in eastern Ukraine's zone of hostilities, as reported on Facebook by the JFO HQ press service Saturday.
It is noted that the militants violated the ceasefire regime 38 times, including nine times with the use of weapons proscribed by the Minsk agreements.
Intensive hostilities were recorded near the villages of Krymske and Novotoshkivske in Luhansk region.
"Using small arms and grenade launchers, the invaders, under cover of 120mm and 82mm mortars, tried to force our units out of their firing positions and improve their own tactical position. The units of the Joint Forces were firmly keeping ground, so all enemy attempts to advance through our defense lines remained unrealized," the report said.
At the same time, three Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in the battle of Krymske in Luhansk region, another one - near Shyrokyne in Donetsk region and two more in other locations, the HQ added.
According to Ukraine's military intelligence, on June 8, at least three invaders were exterminated and 16 more were wounded in action.