Donbas update: Ukraine reports 16 enemy attacks in past 24 hours
Russian-led forces mounted 16 attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, in the last 24 hours.
"No casualties among Ukrainian troops have been reported in the past day. According to intelligence reports, two occupiers were killed and another four were wounded," the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation said in an update on Facebook as of 07:00 Kyiv time on October 19, 2018.
Russian occupation forces opened aimed fire from grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns and small arms to attack the defenders of the villages of Krymske, Luhanske, Nevelske, Novomykhailivka, Stepne, Chermalyk, Pavlopil, Hnutove, Vodiane, and Lebedynske.
In addition, the enemy resorted to 120mm mortars to shell the Ukrainian fortified position near Novomykhailivka, while those near Chermalyk came under fire from 82mm mortars. Moreover, the Ukrainian defenders of Lebedynske were attacked with the use of anti-tank guided missiles.
"Since Friday midnight, Russian-led forces have mounted three attacks on the Ukrainian positions near the town of Avdiyivka, and the villages of Hnutove and Vodiane, using grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms. No heavy weapons have been used. One Ukrainian soldier was wounded," reads the report.