Donbas update: Ukraine reports 1 KIA, 1 WIA, amid 10 enemy attacks on Aug 18
Russia's hybrid military forces mounted 10 attacks on Ukrainian army positions in Donbas on Saturday, August 18, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as killed in action (KIA) and another one as wounded in action (WIA).
"During the current day, from 07:00 to 18:00, Russian occupation forces violated the ceasefire 10 times, including once using heavy weapons," the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation said in an update on Facebook as of 18:00 Kyiv time on August 18, 2018.
The occupiers opened aimed fire from grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms at the Joint Forces positions near the towns of Zolote and Popasna, as well the villages of Novo-Oleksandrivka, Hnutove, Pavlopil, Lebedynske, and Shyrokyne. In addition, the defenders of the town of Avdiyivka came under 82mm mortar fire.
"The situation in the area of the Joint Forces Operation remains controlled," the press center added.
As UNIAN reported earlier, Russian-led forces mounted 40 attacks on Ukraine's Joint Forces positions in the past 24 hours, with two Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action.