Two attacks were reported on Oct 22 alone / Photo from Ukraine's JFO HQ

Russia-led forces mounted 17 attacks on Ukrainian positions in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, on October 21.

The enemy used rifles and grenade launchers of various systems, the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation (JFO) Headquarters said in a morning update on Facebook as of 07:00 Kyiv time on October 22.

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Nine enemy attacks were reported in the Skhid (East) sector. In particular, the village of Pyshchevyk came under fire twice - the enemy used grenade launchers of various systems and heavy machine guns, while hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers and rifles were used near the village of Talakivka, and hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers near the village of Vodiane. Russia-led forces opened fire from small arms and grenade launchers of various systems near the town of Avdiyivka and the village of Verkhniotoretske, and automatic grenade launchers and heavy machine guns were used near the town of Krasnohorivka and hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and rifles near the town of Maryinka. Enemy troops opened fire from rifles near the village of Shyrokyne.

Eight attacks were reported in the Pivnich (North) sector: near the village of Orikhove and the village of Zolote-4 (three attacks each), as well as near the town of Popasna and the village of Zaitseve. Hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers, heavy machine guns, rifles were used.

Since Tuesday midnight, the enemy has violated the ceasefire twice. Zaitseve was a hot spot where Russia-led troops opened fire from 82mm mortars, which are banned under the Minsk peace agreements, and large-caliber machine guns.

No Ukrainian army casualties have been recorded over the period under review.