JFO: Ukraine reports 1 WIA amid 40 enemy attacks in Donbas in past day
Russia's hybrid military forces mounted 40 attacks on Ukrainian army positions in Donbas in the past 24 hours, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as wounded in action (WIA).
"According to intelligence reports, two occupiers were killed and another seven were wounded," the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation (JFO) said in an update on Facebook as of 07:00 Kyiv time on August 6, 2018.
Russian occupation forces opened aimed fire mainly from grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms, attacking the defenders of the towns of Svitlodarsk and Maryinka, and the villages of Krymske, Novozvanivka, Luhanske, Pivdenne, Novhorodske, Chermalyk, Hnutove, Lebedynske, Pavlopil, Vodiane, and Shyrokyne. In certain areas, the enemy engaged Ukrainian troops from infantry fighting vehicles.
Along with this, the enemy shelled the Ukrainian positions near Luhanske and Hnutove, using 82mm mortars. In addition, the defenders of Lebedynske came under fire from 120mm mortars.
"Since Monday midnight, Russian-led forces have mounted four attacks on the Ukrainian positions near Krymske, Maryinka, and Lebedynske. One Ukrainian soldier was wounded," the report says.