REUTERS

Russia's hybrid military forces mounted 20 attacks on Ukrainian army positions in Donbas in the past 24 hours, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as wounded in action (WIA).

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"There was an activation of Russian occupation troops in the evening and at night. In the Luhansk sector, at about 19:00 and at midnight, the occupiers opened fire from mortars at the Ukrainian positions near the villages of Krymske and Novotoshkivske. One Ukrainian soldier was wounded during the shelling in Krymske," the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation (JFO) said in an update on Facebook as of 07:00 Kyiv time on June 18, 2018.

The enemy also used proscribed weapons in the Donetsk sector near the villages of Pisky and Starohnativka, and the town of Volnovakha.

In the Mariupol sector, fighting continued with the use of small arms near the villages of Pyshevyk, Hnutove, Vodiane and Shyrokyne.

"The proper engineering equipment of our positions and an adequate response of the Joint Forces prevented the loss of personnel and more activation of the enemy. According to intelligence reports, the enemy suffered losses in the last day: five occupiers were wounded. There have been no casualties among our troops over the past day," reads the report.