Russia-led forces mount 11 attacks on Ukrainian positions in Donbas in past day

09:30, 29 May 2019
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"In particular, 152mm artillery systems and 120mm and 82mm mortars, which are banned under the Minsk agreements, were used in six instances," the press service of the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) headquarters said in a morning update on Facebook on May 29.

Enemy troops also opened fire from grenade launchers of various systems, large-caliber machine guns, and small arms.

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Hot spots were the towns of Avdiyivka and Maryinka, as well as the villages of Shyrokyne, Pyshchevyk, Lebedynske, Kamianka, Vodiane, Pavlopil, Chermalyk, Popasna, and Zalizne.

"One member of the Joint Forces was wounded in action. Every enemy attack received an adequate response," the update said.

According to Ukrainian intelligence reports, there enemy troops were eliminated, another one was wounded.

Since Wednesday midnight, Russia-led forces have mounted three attacks on JFO positions in the Skhid (East) sector – near the villages of Pisky and Hnutove, and Maryinka.

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