REUTERS

Russia's hybrid military forces mounted 46 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).

"According to intelligence reports, three 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 15, 2018.

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The Russian occupation forces opened aimed fire mainly from grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms to attack the defenders of the towns of Svitlodarsk, Krasnohorivka, Maryinka and Zolote. Under fire were also the villages of Krymske, Troyitske, Maiorsk, Zaitseve, Opytne, Pisky, Novotroyitske, Chermalyk, Hnutove, Lebedynske, Pavlopil, Vodiane, and Shyrokyne. In certain areas, the enemy engaged infantry fighting vehicles.

Along with this, the enemy shelled the defenders of Krymske, using 152mm artillery systems, while the defenders of Hnutove, Vodiane and Shyrokyne were attacked with the use of 122mm artillery systems. In addition, the Ukrainian positions near Krymske, Maiorsk, Zaitseve, Chermalyk, Lebedynske, and Vodiane came under mortar fire.

"Since Wednesday midnight, Russian-led forces have mounted two attacks on the Ukrainian positions near the village of Novozvanivka and Maryinka," the report says.