Joint Forces return fire, eliminate two militants after Russian proxies use banned weapons
On March 24, the Russian occupying forces three times fired at the positions of Joint Forces, according to the press center of the JFO HQ.
During the shelling, the enemy four times opened fire from weapons proscribed by the Minsk agreements, the report says. A total of thirty-eight 120mm and 82mm mortar shells were launched on Ukrainian positions.
“All enemy attacks on our positions were carried out in the zone of responsibility of the operational-tactical grouping 'Pivnich' [North]: with the use of 82mm mortars – near the village of Zolote-4; 82mm mortars and small arms – in the area of Novoluhanske; 120mm and 82mm mortars as well as weapons installed on an infantry fighting vehicle — near the town of Popasna," the report reads.
The past day brought no casualties among Ukrainian troops.
Not a single enemy shelling was left without an adequate response, the headquarters said.
According to intelligence data, on March 24, two invaders were killed and another one was wounded as JFO returned fire.
“From day-start today, the enemy twice shot at positions of Joint Forces in the zone of responsibility of the operational-tactical grouping Pivnich: sniper weapons were fired in the area of Luhanske; large-caliber machine guns and small arms – near Novotoshkivske,” the message says.
As a result of shelling, two Ukrainian defenders were injured.
Information on enemy losses as a result of a Ukrainian fire response is being verified.