JFO: Ukraine reports 1 KIA, 3 WIA's in Donbas in past day
Russia's hybrid military forces mounted 33 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).
"One Ukrainian soldier was killed and another three were wounded in the past day. According to intelligence reports, two occupiers were killed and another five 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 12, 2018.
Russian occupation forces opened aimed fire from grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns, and small arms to attack the defenders of the towns of Zolote and Maryinka, and the villages of Stanytsia Luhanska, Krymske, Katerynivka, Luhanske, Novoluhanske, Mayorsk, Shumy, Kamianka, Pisky, Starohnativka, Pavlopil, Hnutove, Vodiane, and Shyrokyne.
In addition, the enemy resorted to 82mm mortars to shell the Ukrainian positions near Vodiane, as well as 120mm mortars near Shyrokyne. Moreover, the Ukrainian fortified positions near Krymske came under fire from weapons of infantry fighting vehicles at night.
"Since Wednesday midnight, Russian-led forces have mounted five attacks on the Ukrainian positions near Krymske, Hnutove, and Vodiane, using grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms. There have been no casualties among Ukrainian troops from the start of the day," the report says.