The situation in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, remains tense, as the Russian-led forces continue shelling Ukrainian troops with the use of heavy weapons, namely mortars and artillery systems.
On August 11, the Russian occupation forces mounted 34 attacks on the positions of Ukraine's Joint Forces, heavy weapons were used in four instances, as a result of which one Ukrainian soldier was wounded in action.
The enemy opened fire, using grenade launchers, large-caliber machine guns, small arms, and anti-tank guided missiles, the press service of the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) headquarters said on Facebook in its morning update on Sunday, August 12. In some areas, Ukrainian positions were attacked by infantry fighting vehicles (IFV).
Hot spots in the past day were areas near the villages of Krymske, Novotoshkivske, Novozvanivka, Novo-Oleksandrivka, Novhorodske, Novotroyitske, Novomykhailivka, Bohdanivka, Hranytne, Chermalyk, Hnutove, Lebedynske, Pavlopil, Vodiane, and Shyrokyne. The town of Svitlodarsk and Krasnohorivka were also under fire.
The enemy resorted to 82 mortars to attack Ukrainian positions near the village of Lebedynske and also used proscribed 122mm artillery systems to shell the Ukrainian defenders of Hnutove and Krymske.
Since Sunday midnight, the Russian occupation forces have twice opened fire on Ukrainian positions near Vodiane and Hnutove. They used 120mm and 82mm mortars in both instances. No Ukrainian casualties have been reported.
According to Ukrainian intelligence reports, one enemy soldier was eliminated, another two were injured.
As UNIAN reported earlier, the Russian Federation has recently sent more than 2,000 new troops to Donbas.