Donbas war update: Russian-led forces mount 11 attacks, five Ukraine soldiers wounded in truck blast
Russia's hybrid military forces mounted 11 attacks on Ukrainian army positions in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, on Wednesday, January 16.
"In particular, the enemy used anti-tank missile systems near the village of Troyitske, as well as automatic grenade launchers near the village of Pivdenne," the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation said in an update published on Facebook as of 07:00 Kyiv time on January 17, 2019.
According to earlier reports, five Ukrainian soldiers were wounded and another five sustained concussion-related injuries in a truck blast as the enemy hit an Ural truck with an anti-tank missile near Troyitske while the military were unloading cargo, namely food and water. Two of the wounded were in serious condition. All of them were evacuated.
The Russian occupation forces also opened fire from grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms to attack the defenders of the towns of Krasnohorivka, Maryinka and Avdiyivka, and the villages of Chermalyk, Nevelske, Pisky, and Krymske.
What is more, the enemy employed 82mm mortars near the village of Novoselivka Druha.
According to Ukrainian intelligence reports, 10 invaders were killed and another three were wounded.
"Since Thursday midnight, Russian-led forces haven't attacked the Ukrainian positions yet," the report said.