Russian-led forces' losses in Donbas in past day: Five killed, one wounded

11:45, 16 September 2018
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"There have been no Ukrainian army casualties. However, five members of the Russian-occupation forces were eliminated and another one was wounded in the past day," the press service of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation (JFO) headquarters said on Facebook in an update on Sunday morning.

"During the last day, September 15, the situation in the JFO zone remained fully controlled by the Joint Forces. The occupation forces mounted 28 attacks on the positions of our troops. In six cases, the enemy used weapons prohibited by the Minsk accords," the press service said.

Enemy shelling was reported near the villages of Krymske, Novotoshkivske, Pivdenne, Novhorodske, Luhanske, Novoluhanske, Pisky, Novotroyitske, Chermalyk, Pavlopil, Hnutove, Vodiane, Lebedynske, and Shyrokyne, as well as the towns of Svitlodarsk, Avdiyivka, Krasnohorivka, and Maryinka.

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The Russian occupation troops opened targeted fire there, using grenade launchers, large-caliber machine guns and small arms.

In addition, they resorted to 82mm mortars to attack Ukrainian positions near the villages of Novoluhanske, Hnutove, Vodiane, and Lebedynske.

Ukrainian troops stationed near Hnutove were twice attacked with the use of 120mm mortars. What is more, enemy infantry fighting vehicles attacked Krymske and Hnutove.

Since Sunday midnight, the enemy has already shelled Ukrainian army positions four times.

"Three attacks were recorded near the village of Opytne and Maryinka in the Donetsk sector, the fourth one was near Vodiane in the Mariupol sector. In all cases, the enemy opened fire from grenade launchers, large-caliber machine guns and small arms to attack Joint Forces' positions. No JF casualties have been reported on Sunday," the press service said.

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