Russia's hybrid military forces mounted 17 attacks on Ukrainian army positions in Donbas in the past 24 hours, with two Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action (WIA).
"Two Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in the past day. According to intelligence reports, four occupiers were wounded," the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation (JFO) said in an update published on Facebook as of 07:00 Kyiv time on October 18, 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 Katerynivka, Novoluhanske, Verkhniotoretske, Novomykhailivka, Novotroyitske, Starohnativka, Pavlopil, Hnutove, Talakivka, Lebedynske, and Shyrokyne.
In addition, the enemy resorted to 120mm mortars to shell the defenders of Talakivka, while the Ukrainian positions near Novoluhanske, Hnutove, Lebedynske and Shyrokyne came under fire from 82mm mortars.
"Since Thursday midnight, Russian-led forces have mounted two attacks on the Ukrainian positions near Hnutove and Vodiane, using grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms. No heavy weapons were used. No casualties among Ukrainian troops have been reported since the start of the day," reads the report.