Donbas war update: Ukraine reports one KIA, two WIAs in past day
Russia's hybrid military forces mounted 20 attacks on Ukrainian army positions in Donbas in the past 24 hours, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as killed in action (KIA) and another two as wounded in action (WIA).
"One Ukrainian soldier was killed and another two were wounded 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 (JFO) said in an update on Facebook as of 07:00 Kyiv time on November 2, 2018.
Russian occupation forces opened aimed fire from grenade launchers of various types, heavy machine guns, and small arms as they attacked the defenders of the towns of Zolote, Avdiyivka and Krasnohorivka. The following villages also came under enemy fire: Stanytsia Luhanska, Zaitseve, Berezove, Novotroyitske, Starohnativka, Hranitne, Chermalyk, Hnutove, Vodiane, and Lebedynske.
The enemy shelled from 82mm mortars a fortified position of Joint Forces near Chermalyk.
"Since Friday midnight, Russian-led forces have mounted three attacks on the Ukrainian positions near the towns of Avdiyivka and Maryinka, and the village of Shyrokyne. No heavy weapons have been used. No Ukrainian army casualties have been reported since the start of the day," reads the report.