Donbas war update: One Ukrainian soldier killed, two wounded in past day

09:28, 18 March 2019
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"As a result of shelling, one Ukrainian soldier was killed and another two were wounded. The Joint Forces properly responded to all the enemy attacks, having eliminated three invaders and wounded another four," the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation (JFO) said in an update on Facebook as of 07:00 Kyiv time on March 18, 2019.

Russian occupation forces opened aimed fire from 82mm and 120mm mortars, anti-tank missile systems, grenade launchers of various types, heavy machine guns and small arms to attack the Ukrainian defenders of the town of Maryinka, and the villages of Vodiane, Krymske, Novotoshkivske, Zolote-4, Novoluhanske, and Luhanske.

The enemy used proscribed weapons in seven attacks, the JFO press center said.

"Since Monday midnight, Russian-led forces haven't attacked Ukrainian positions yet," it said.

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