One Ukrainian soldier was killed in action, another two were wounded in action amid shelling by Russian-led forces in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, on Friday, February 8.
Enemy troops attacked Ukrainian positions eight times from 00:00 to 18:00 Kyiv time on Friday; proscribed weapons were used in one of the attacks, the press center of the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) said on Facebook in an evening update.
In particular, Russian-led forces used grenade launchers and small arms twice to attack JFO positions near the town of Avdiyivka in the Skhid (East) sector. An enemy sniper was also working there.
Ukrainian positions near the village of Vodiane came under fire opened from automatic grenade launchers, large-caliber machine guns and small arms, while grenade launchers and large-caliber machine guns were used to attack the village of Pavlopil.
What is more, Russian-led forces opened fire twice from large-caliber machine guns and small arms to attack the Ukrainian military near the village of Krymske and from grenade launchers near the village of Zaitseve in the Pivnich (North) sector.
Ukrainian positions near the village of Khutir Vilny were attacked with the use of proscribed 120mm mortars and small arms.
"The defending units fired back to suppress the enemy fire. Losses of the enemy are not known yet," the update said.