JFO: Ukraine reports 1 WIA in Donbas on Oct 17
Russia's hybrid military forces mounted nine attacks on Ukrainian army positions in Donbas on October 17, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as wounded in action (WIA).
"One Ukrainian soldier was wounded from 07:00 to 18:00 Kyiv time," the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation (JFO) said in an update on Facebook.
Russian occupation forces opened aimed fire from grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns and small arms to attack the defenders of the town of Avdiyivka, and the villages of Verkhniotoretske, Novotroyitske, Hnutove, Talakivka, Lebedynske, and Shyrokyne.
In addition, the defenders of Talakivka came under fire from 120mm mortars, while the Ukrainian fortified positions near Hnutove, Lebedynske and Shyrokyne were attacked with the use of 82mm mortars.
In case of threat to life, military commanders made a decision to fire back to suppress the enemy's fire activity.
The situation in the zone of the Joint Forces Operation remains under control of Ukrainian troops.