Donbas war update: Two Ukrainian soldiers killed in Donbas in past day
Russia's hybrid military forces mounted 22 attacks on Ukrainian army positions in Donbas in the past 24 hours, with two Ukrainian soldiers reported as killed in action.
"Two Ukrainian soldiers were killed in the past day. According to intelligence reports, three occupiers were killed and another four 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 December 14, 2018.
Russian occupation forces opened aimed fire from weapons installed on infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers of various types, heavy machine guns and small arms, attacking the defenders of the towns of Maryinka, Krasnohorivka, and Avdiyivka, and the villages of Krymske, Novhorodske, Nevelske, Shyrokyne, and Vodiane.
The enemy also employed 120mm and 82mm mortars to attack the defenders of the villages of Vilniy, Vodiane, and Hnutove.
"Since Friday midnight, Russian-led forces have mounted two attacks on the Ukrainian positions near Hnutove. No casualties among Ukrainian troops have been reported since the start of the day," the report said.