Donbas update: Three Ukrainian soldiers wounded amid 35 attacks in past day
Russia's hybrid military forces mounted 35 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, four occupiers were killed and another four 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 24, 2018.
Russian occupation forces opened aimed fire from grenade launchers, heavy machine guns, and small arms to attack the defenders of the town of Avdiyivka, and the villages of Krymske, Luhanske, Novoluhanske, Shumy, Pivdenne, Mayorsk, Pisky, Chermalyk, Pavlopil, Hnutove, Vodiane, Lebedynske, and Shyrokyne.
In addition, the enemy resorted to 82mm mortars to shell the Ukrainian positions near Luhanske, Novoluhanske, Shumy, Pivdenne, and Mayorsk, as well as 120mm mortars near Luhanske and Novoluhanske. Moreover, the Ukrainian positions near Hnutove came under fire from weapons of infantry fighting vehicles.
"Since Monday midnight, Russian-led forces have mounted three attacks on the Ukrainian positions. The Ukrainian fortified positions near Krymske and Shyrokyne came under fire from grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms, while the defenders of Pivdenne were attacked with the use of 120mm mortars. There have been no casualties among Ukrainian troops from the start of the day," reads the report.