Escalation in Donbas: One Ukrainian soldier killed, eight wounded amid 20 enemy attacks in past day

09:51, 12 April 2019
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"One Ukrainian soldier was killed in action and another eight were wounded in the past day. According to intelligence reports, nine invaders were killed and another eight were wounded," the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation said in an update posted on Facebook as of 07:00 Kyiv time on April 12, 2019.

Russian occupation forces opened fire from 120mm and 82mm mortars, anti-tank missile systems, weapons installed on infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers of various types, heavy machine guns, and small arms. Under attack were Ukrainian positions in the town of Avdiyivka, as well as in the villages of Lebedynske, Pavlopil, Novotroyitske, Novoselivka, Hnutove, Vodiane, and Katerynivka.

"Since Friday midnight, Russia-led forces have attacked Ukrainian positions near the villages of Pyshchevyk and Chermalyk, using grenade launchers of various types, heavy machine guns and small arms. There have been no casualties among the Ukrainian military," the report said.

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