Donbas war update: Russian proxy forces intensify shelling near Horlivka
Russia's hybrid military forces mounted 16 attacks on Ukrainian army positions in Donbas in the past 24 hours, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as wounded in action.
"One Ukrainian soldier was wounded in the past day. According to intelligence reports, three occupiers were killed and another three were wounded," the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation said in an update published on Facebook as of 07:00 Kyiv time on November 15, 2018.
The Russian occupation forces opened aimed fire from grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns and small arms at the defenders of the towns of Schastia and Krasnohorivka, and the villages of Stariy Aidar, Krymske, Verkhniotoretske, Pisky, Novoselivka Druha, Hranitne, Pavlopil, Hnutove, and Lebedynske.
The enemy also resorted to a using a ZU-23-2 towed 23mm anti-aircraft twin-barreled autocannon and 82mm mortars, shelling Ukraine positions near the village of Vilniy. The same type of mortars was employed near Schastia, Krymske, and Stariy Aidar.
"Since Thursday midnight, Russian-led forces have mounted two attacks on the Ukrainian positions near the villages of Shumy and Pivdenne. The enemy used 82mm mortars in both cases, as well as 120mm near Pivdenne. No casualties among Ukrainian troops have been reported since the start of the day," the report said.