Escalation in Donbas: Three Ukrainian soldiers wounded in action in past day
Russia's hybrid military forces in the past 24 hours mounted 16 attacks on Ukrainian army positions in Donbas, with three Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action.
"Three Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in the past day. According to intelligence reports, three invaders were killed and another three were wounded," the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation said in an update published on Facebook as of 07:00 Kyiv time on February 20, 2019.
Russian occupation forces opened fire from 122mm artillery systems, 120mm and 82mm mortars, a ZU-23-2 towed 23mm anti-aircraft twin-barreled autocannon, weapons installed on infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers of various types, heavy machine guns, and small arms, attacking the defenders of the villages of Lebedynske, Vodiane, Hnutove, Novotoshkivske, Zolote-4, Novozvanivka, Katerynivka, and Luhanske.
"Since Wednesday midnight, Russian-led forces have attacked Ukrainian positions once, using 82mm mortars, tripod-mounted man-portable antitank guns, and heavy machine guns," the report said.