Joint Forces in Donbas respond to militant shelling by suppressing enemy firing positions

09:00, 21 June 2018
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REUTERS

In the Luhansk sector, Russian-backed militants resorted to provocations in the areas of Novotoshkivske and Zolote settlements where they opened fire on Ukraine army positions from artillery and small arms, the press service wrote on Facebook.

It is noted that the JF units have adequately responded to the attacks.

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In Donetsk and Mariupol directions, the invaders have intensified their activity near Avdiyivka, Maryinka, Pavlopil, Vodiane, and Shyrokyne. In the night hours, the militants opened provocative fire, mainly from small arms and automatic grenade launchers. Joint Forces' units returned fire when necessary, suppressing the enemy's firing points.

"In the past day's hostilities, three of our servicemen were wounded. Enemy losses are being clarified, while there have been no losses among our troops. During the night hours on June 21, occupation forces violated the ceasefire along the contact line six times with the use of small arms only. No casualties were reported among our troops. The situation remains under the control of the Joint forces," the report said.

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