Escalation in Donbas: One Ukrainian soldier killed, four wounded amid 19 enemy attacks in past day

10:45, 30 March 2019
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"Russian proxy forces 19 times attacked Ukrainian positions, including 16 times using arms proscribed by the Minsk Agreements. The enemy launched a total of one hundred 152mm, 122mm, 120mm and 82mm artillery munitions," the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation said in an update published on Facebook as of 07:00 Kyiv time on March 30, 2019.

Russian occupation forces opened fire from artillery systems, mortars, cannons of infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms at Joint Forces positions near the towns of Avdiyivka and Popasna, as well the villages of Shyrokyne, Vodiane, Lebedynske, Verkhniotoretske, Pavlopil, Troyitske, Novo-Oleksandrivka, Krymske, Zaitseve, Zolote-4, and Vilne.

As reported, four invaders were killed and another six were wounded.

The Ukrainian Joint Forces also destroyed the Osa-AKM surface-to-air missile system and an automatic jamming system (R-330Zh, Zhitel) of the Russian occupation forces.

From day-start on Saturday, no attacks were recorded on the positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

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