Ukraine reports 1 KIA, 3 WIAs amid 44 enemy attacks in past day
Russia's hybrid military forces mounted 44 attacks on Ukrainian army positions in Donbas in the past 24 hours, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as killed in action (KIA) and another three as wounded in action (WIA).
The Russian occupation forces opened aimed fire from grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms to attack the defenders of the towns of Maryinka, Avdiyivka, Krasnohorivka and Zolote, and the villages of Krymske, Novozvanivka, Luhanske, Novoluhanske, Novoselivka Druha, Novomykhailivka, Hnutove, Lebedynske, Pavlopil, Vodiane and Shyrokyne. In certain areas, the enemy engaged Ukrainian troops from infantry fighting vehicles.
The enemy also shelled Joint Forces' positions near Krymske and Avdiyivka, using 82mm mortars.
Another skirmish wa reported near the village of Maiorsk, where contact was lost with one of Ukrainian soldiers. Searches for the missing troop are underway.
"Since Thursday midnight, Russian-led forces have mounted seven attacks on the Ukrainian positions near Novozvanivka, Luhanske, Maryinka, Krasnohorivka and Lebedynske," the report says.
At 06:25 Kyiv time, the enemy started firing from small arms toward the Maiorsk entry-exit checkpoint. The "red" protocol has been enforced. Crossing at the said checkpoint is suspended.