JFO: Ukraine reports 1 KIA, 1 WIA in Donbas in past day
Russia's hybrid military forces mounted 24 attacks on Ukrainian army positions in Donbas in the past 24 hours, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as killed in action (KIA) and another one as wounded in action (WIA).
"According to intelligence reports, one occupier was killed," the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation (JFO) said in an update on Facebook as of 07:00 Kyiv time on August 23, 2018.
Russian occupation forces opened aimed fire from infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms to attack the defenders of the town of Maryinka, and the villages of Stanytsia Luhanska, Krymske, Yekaterynivka, Opytne, Pisky, Starohnativka, Hnutove, Pavlopil, Lebedynske and Vodiane.
Along with this, the invaders fired 122mm artillery systems at the Ukrainian positions near Hnutove. The enemy also used 120mm mortars outside Krymske and 82mm mortars near Pisky.
"Since Thursday midnight, Russian-led forces have attacked the Ukrainian positions near the villages of Novotoshkivske, Krymske, Starohnativka and Vodiane, using artillery systems, mortars, heavy machine guns and small arms. One Ukrainian soldier was killed during the attack," the report says.