Donbas war update: One Ukrainian soldier killed, another four wounded in past day
Russia's hybrid military forces mounted eight attacks on Ukrainian army positions in Donbas in the past 24 hours, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as killed in action (KIA) and another four as wounded in action (WIA).
"One Ukrainian soldier was killed and another four were wounded in the past day. According to intelligence reports, four occupiers were killed and another five were wounded. During the counter-sniper fight, the Ukrainian sniper stopped the activities of the Russian mercenary. An infantry fighting vehicle of the Russian occupation forces was also destroyed," the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation (JFO) said in an update on Facebook as of 07:00 Kyiv time on January 26, 2019.
Russian occupation forces opened aimed fire from anti-tank missile systems, automatic grenade launchers, heavy machine guns, and small arms to attack the defenders of the town of Maryinka, and the villages of Katerynivka, Shyrokyne, Opytne, Nevelske, Stanytsia Luhanska, and Zhovte.
"Since Saturday midnight, Russian-led forces haven't attacked Ukrainian positions yet," the report said.