One Ukrainian soldier was killed in action, another one was wounded in attacks by Russia-led forces in Donbas on Saturday, February 16; another Ukrainian soldier was wounded in action on Sunday, February 17.
"One member of [Ukraine's] Joint Forces was killed, another defender of Ukraine was wounded [on Saturday alone]," the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) press service said in a morning update on Sunday, February 17.
In total, the Russian occupation forces mounted six attacks on Ukrainian troops on Saturday, February 16, the press service said. Proscribed weapons were used in one of the attacks.
In particular, enemy troops twice used grenade launchers of various systems and small arms near the town of Avdiyivka, while grenade launchers were used near the villages of Pavlopil and Hnutove.
Russia-led forces twice attacked Ukrainian positions near the village of Krymske: they used 82mm mortars, weapons of an infantry fighting vehicle, anti-tank grenade launchers, large-caliber machine guns and small arms in one attack and mounted grenade launchers of various systems and heavy machine guns in the other.
According to Ukrainian intelligence reports, five enemy troops were killed and another four were wounded.
Since Sunday midnight, Russia's hybrid military forces have already mounted two attacks on Ukrainian army positions in Donbas. They used 82mm mortars and large-caliber machine guns near the village of Katerynivka and grenade launchers and small arms near the village of Vodiane.
One Ukrainian soldier has been wounded in action as a result of a Sunday attack.