Defense Minstry of Ukraine

Russia's hybrid military forces mounted 16 attacks on Ukrainian army positions in Donbas in the past 24 hours, with eight Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action (WIA).

"Eight Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in the past day. According to intelligence reports, three occupiers were killed and another six 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 September 3, 2018.

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Russian occupation forces opened aimed fire from grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms to attack the defenders of the town of Maryinka, and the villages of Krymske, Shumy, Pivdenne, Kamianka, Berezove, Pavlopil, Hnutove, Lebedynske, Vodiane, and Shyrokyne.

"Since Monday midnight, Russian-led forces have mounted four attacks on the Ukrainian positions outside the villages of Pisky, Vodiane, Pavlopil and Krymske, using grenade launchers, heavy machine guns, and small arms. There have been no casualties among Ukrainian troops since the beginning of the day," the report says.