REUTERS

Russia's hybrid military forces mounted 18 attacks on Ukrainian army positions in Donbas in the past 24 hours, with three Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action (WIA).

"Three Ukrainians soldiers were wounded in the past day. According to intelligence reports, one occupier was 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 22, 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 towns of Avdiyivka and Maryinka, and the villages of Krymske, Troyitske, Luhanske, Chermalyk, 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 positions near Hnutove came under fire from both types of mortars.

The invaders also used weapons of infantry fighting vehicles near Vodiane and Shyrokyne. Furthermore, the Ukrainian positions in Vodiane were attacked with the use of an anti-tank missile system, while those in Shyrokyne came under fire from a Zu-23-2 anti-aircraft system.

"Since Saturday midnight, Russian-led forces have mounted four attacks on the Ukrainian positions near Krymske, Novotoshkivske, Pavlopil, and Vodiane, using heavy machine guns and small arms. The occupiers also employed heavy mounted, automatic, hand-held and under-barrel grenade launchers," the report says.