JFO: Ukraine reports three WIAs amid 10 enemy attacks in Donbas in past day
Russia's hybrid military forces in the past 24 hours mounted 10 attacks on Ukrainian army positions in Donbas, with three Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action (WIA).
"On February 9, Russian occupation troops 10 times violated the cease-fire regime, including five times with the use of arms banned by Minsk accords," the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation (JFO) said in an update on Facebook as of 07:00 Kyiv time on February 10, 2019.
In particular, Russian-led forces used 120mm mortars to attack JFO positions near the village of Pisky in the Skhid (East) sector.
The enemy also opened fire from 82mm mortars near the town of Avdiyivka, from automatic grenade launchers – outside the village of Starohnanivka, from tripod-mounted man-portable antitank guns and small arms – near the village of Pavlopil, as well as from heavy machine guns and small arms – near the village of Chermalyk.
Ukrainian positions near the village of Novotoshkivske in the Pivnich (North) sector came under fire (twice) from 120mm and 82mm mortars, cannons of infantry fighting vehicles (BMP-1), automatic grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms.
Ukrainian strongholds near the village of Krymske were attacked with the use of 82mm mortars, automatic grenade launchers, and large-caliber machine guns, while those near the village of Travneve came under fire from grenade launchers of various systems and small arms.
Joint Forces suppressed enemy fire.
According to intelligence reports, two invaders were killed and another two were wounded. Ukrainian military on February 8 also destroyed an armored vehicle of the Russian proxy forces in Donbas.
"Since Sunday midnight, Russian mercenaries haven't attacked Ukrainian positions yet," the press center said.
As UNIAN reported earlier, Russian occupation forces continue neglecting the norms of international law, using banned weapons, in particular, lasers, against the Ukrainian troops in Donbas, according to the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine.