Donbas war update for Saturday: 25 enemy attacks, two Ukrainian soldiers wounded
Two Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in action as a result of 25 attacks mounted by Russia's hybrid military forces in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, on Saturday, October 6.
"Two servicemen of the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) have been wounded amid hostilities," the press center of Ukraine's JFO Headquarters has said.
Proscribed weapons were used in six instances.
The enemy opened aimed fire from 122mm artillery systems, 120mm and 82mm mortars, cannons of infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers of various systems, large-caliber machine guns, and small arms.
The Russian occupation forces shelled Ukrainian positions near the towns of Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, as well as the villages of Krymske, Novotoshkivske, Luhanske, Mayske, Shumy, Nevelske, Novomykhailivka, Novotroyitske, Pavlopil, Hnutove, Vodiane, Lebedynske, and Shyrokyne.
Ukrainian JFO forces near Lebedynske came under fire when the enemy resorted to 122mm artillery systems and 82mm mortars. Ukrainian troops stationed near the villages of Luhanske, Shumy, and Hnutove also came under 82mm mortar fire.
In addition, the enemy shelled the defenders of Mayske, using 120mm mortars. Infantry fighting vehicles attacked the Ukrainian defenders of Krymske, Luhanske, and Hnutove.
On Saturday morning, the enemy resorted to 122mm artillery system: a sector in the village of Vodiane near the Sea of Azov, Donetsk region, was attacked by enemy troops based in the occupied village of Zaichenko.
According to Ukrainian intelligence reports, four enemy troops were eliminated and another eight were wounded over the period under review, the JFO HQ said.
Since the beginning of Sunday, October 7, the enemy has already attacked Ukrainian troops, using banned 120mm mortars near the village of Novoluhanske at night. No JFO casualties have been reported.