Donbas warzone update: Two Ukrainian soldiers injured as enemy uses banned artillery
Two Ukrainian soldiers were injured on June 29 as Russian-led forces used proscribed weapons in 15 out of 31 attacks, in particular, they opened fire from 122mm artillery systems, 120mm and 82mm mortars.
"As a result of enemy shelling, one Ukrainian serviceman was wounded in action, another one sustained a combat-related injury," the press center of the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) Headquarters said on Facebook in a morning update on June 30.
Hot spots in the Skhid (East) sector were the towns of Avdiyivka and Krasnohorivka, and the villages of Hranitne, Opytne, Pisky, Vodiane, Verkhniotoretske, Talakivka, Novoselivka Druha, Kamianka, Pavlopil, Shyrokyne, and Lebedynske.
Under attack in the Pivnich (North) sector were the villages of Luhanske, Novoluhanske, Mayorsk, Zaitseve, Zalizne.
"The enemy also opened fire from grenade launchers of various systems, cannons of infantry fighting vehicles, large-caliber machine guns, and rifles to attack our defenders," the JFO HQ said.
What is more, according to the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, Russia-led forces also use drones to drop 30mm VOG-17 high-explosive rounds at Ukrainian positions near the Ukrainian-controlled strategic port city of Mariupol in Donetsk region.
Ukraine's armed forces fired back, using allowed weapons.
According to intelligence reports, two enemy troops were eliminated, and another one was wounded on June 29.
From 00:00 to 07:00 Kyiv time on Sunday, June 30, the enemy violated the ceasefire in Donbas once, using 120mm mortars to shell Ukrainian positions near the village of Luhanske in the Pivnich sector.