Russia's hybrid military forces mounted 27 attacks on Ukrainian army positions in Donbas in the past 24 hours, with two Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action (WIA).
"The situation remains tense in the Mariupol sector, where fighting continues near the villages of Talakivka, Vodiane, Lebedynske and Shyrokyne," the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation (JFO) said in an update on Facebook as of 07:00 Kyiv time on June 17, 2018.
"Under the cover of fire from mortars and grenade launchers, the enemy tried to seize our advanced positions. An adequate response from the JFO units prevented the enemy from advancing, not a single piece of Ukrainian land was lost," the report says.
In the Luhansk sector, there is a partial escalation of the situation near the village of Novotoshkivske and the town of Zolote, as well as near village of Troyitske, which is in the direction of the town of Debaltseve.
In the Horlivka and Donetsk sectors, short-term fire contacts with the enemy with the use of small arms continued near the villages of Zaitseve and Verkhniotoretske, and the towns of Avdiyivka and Maryinka.
According to an intelligence report, one occupier has been killed for the past day.