Invaders kill Ukrainian soldier, suffer losses as Joint Forces return fire Jan 4
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 and another one wounded.
"One Ukrainian soldier was killed and another one was wounded in the past day. According to intelligence reports, six 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 February 5, 2019.
Russian occupation forces opened aimed fire from 82mm mortars, grenade launchers of various types, heavy machine guns, and small arms, attacking the Ukrainian defenders of the villages of Opytne, Nevelske, Vilniy, Krymske, and Novoluhanske.
"Since Tuesday midnight, Russian-led forces haven't attacked Ukrainian positions yet," the report said.