Four Ukrainian soldiers wounded in Donbas amid 18 enemy attacks
Russia's hybrid military forces in the past 24 hours mounted 18 attacks on Ukrainian army positions in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, with four Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action.
"Russian proxy forces 18 times attacked Ukrainian positions, including five times using 120mm and 82mm mortars proscribed by the Minsk Agreements. The enemy also opened fire from grenade launchers of various types, anti-aircraft guns, heavy machine guns, and small arms," the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation (JFO) said in an update published on Facebook as of 07:00 Kyiv time on June 21, 2019.
In the area of responsibility of the Skhid [East] operational-tactical group, the enemy 12 times fired at the Joint Forces' positions: twice in the area of Pavlopil – from automatic grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms; in the outskirts of Maryinka – from a tripod-mounted man-portable antitank gun; three times near Vodiane – from a 120mm mortar, grenade launchers of various types and small arms; in the vicinity of Novoselivka Druha – from a tripod-mounted man-portable antitank gun; near Berezove – from small arms; twice in Chermalyk – from a tripod-mounted man-portable antitank gun, an anti-aircraft gun, and small arms; in Pyshchevyk – from an automatic grenade launcher, heavy machine guns and small arms; and near Hnutove – from grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns and small arms.
In the area of responsibility of the Pivnich [North] operational-tactical grouping, Ukrainian positions were fired upon six times: in Krymske area – from small arms; near Luhanske – from grenade launchers of various types and heavy machine guns; in Travneve – from a 120mm mortar, an automatic grenade launcher and a heavy machine gun; in the vicinity of Mayorsk – from a 82mm mortar, in Novoluhanske – from a 120mm mortar; and near Novozvanivka – from an automatic grenade launcher and a 120mm mortar.
Over the past day, three Ukrainian troops were wounded and another one sustained a combat injury.
According to intelligence data, on June 20, two occupiers were killed and another three were wounded.
"Since Friday midnight, Russian-led forces haven't attacked Ukrainian positions yet," the report said.
As UNIAN reported earlier, on June 19, militants violated the ceasefire regime 24 times. The enemy opened fire from grenade launchers of various types, large-caliber machine guns, and small arms.