Donbas update: Ukraine reports 23 enemy attacks in last day
Russian-led forces mounted 23 attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas in the past day.
"No casualties among the Ukrainian troops have been reported over the past day. According to intelligence reports, three occupiers were killed and another two were wounded," the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation said in an update on Facebook as of 07:00 Kyiv time on August 21, 2018.
Russian occupation forces opened aimed fire from grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms to attack the defenders of the towns of Svitlodarsk, Popasna and Maryinka, and the villages of Krymske, Hnutove, Pavlopil, Lebedynske, Vodiane and Shyrokyne. The enemy engaged Ukrainian troops outside Lebedynske using 82mm mortars. In addition, the occupiers employed120mm mortars near the village of Novoluhanske.
"Since Tuesday midnight, Russian-led forces have mounted two attacks on the Ukrainian positions outside Lebedynske and Vodiane, using weapons installed on infantry fighting vehicles, as well as heavy machine guns," the report says.