REUTERS

In the past 24 hours, Russia's hybrid military forces mounted three attacks on Ukrainian army positions in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as killed in action.

"As a result of shelling, a Ukrainian soldier was killed. The Joint Forces properly responded to all enemy attacks, having eliminated two invaders and wounded another two," the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation (JFO) said in an update on Facebook as of 07:00 Kyiv time on March 19, 2019.

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What is more, Ukrainian troops destroyed two enemy infantry fighting vehicles and two military transport vehicles.

Russian occupation forces opened aimed fire from 82mm and 120mm mortars, grenade launchers of various types, heavy machine guns, sniper, and small arms to attack Ukrainian defenders of the villages of Katerynivka and Khutir Vilniy.

"Since Tuesday midnight, Russian-led forces haven't attacked Ukrainian positions yet," the report said.