Four Ukrainian soldiers wounded in action in Donbas on Monday

21:57, 18 February 2019
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"Four members of the Joint Forces were wounded in action," the Ukrainian Joint Forces Operation (JFO) press center said in an evening update as of 18:00 Kyiv time on February 18, 2019.

"From 00:00 to 18:00 today, the enemy mounted eight attacks on our troops' positions, including those with the use of 122m artillery systems, as well as 120mm and 82mm mortars in seven instances," the JFO press center said. 

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A total of 94 projectiles and mines were fired.

In particular, Russia-led forces opened fire from 122 artillery systems, portable anti-tank missile launchers and large-caliber guns to attack JFO positions near the village of Lebedynske. They used 122mm artillery systems, 120mm mortars and anti-tank grenade launchers near the village of Vodiane. The village of Opytne was attacked by infantry fighting vehicles.

The villages of Katerynivka and Novotoshkivske were attacked with the use of 120mm and 82mm mortars, while large-caliber machine guns were used against Ukrainian troops near the village of Krymske.

"The defending units fired back, using allowed weapons," the JFO press center said.

There is no update on enemy casualties yet, it said.

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