Escalation in Donbas: Ukraine reports 26 enemy attacks warzone in past day

09:54, 10 June 2019
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"In eight instances, they used the weapons banned by the Minsk agreements – 122mm artillery systems, 120mm and 82mm mortars," the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation said on Facebook in an update as of 07:00 Kyiv time on June 10, 2019.

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Russia-led forces also used weapons installed on infantry fighting vehicles, anti-tank missile systems, grenade launchers of various types, heavy machine guns, and small arms.

Under attack were Ukrainian positions near the town of Avdiyivka, as well as near the villages of Vodiane, Talakivka, Pavlopil, Hnutove, Verkhniotoretske, Pisky, Berezove, Nevelske, Novo-Oleksandrivka, Zaitseve, and Novoluhanske.

"The Ukrainian army reported no casualties over the past day. Each enemy attack received an adequate response. [Ukrainian troops] used weapons that are not banned under the Minsk agreements," the JFO press center said.

According to intelligence reports, 10 enemy troops were wounded. What is more, Ukrainian troops destroyed one piece of enemy military equipment.

Since Monday midnight, Russia-led forces have attacked Ukrainian positions twice near the villages of Pishchevyk and Zaitseve, using 120mm mortars and a tripod-mounted man-portable antitank gun.

There have been no casualties among the Ukrainian military since then, the update said.

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