Donbas war escalation: 3 Ukrainian soldiers wounded, 1 killed in action on Oct 22

09:59, 23 October 2019
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Russia-led forces use proscribed 82mm mortars, 122mm artillery systems to attack Ukrainian positions in Donbas / mil.gov.ua

"In the past day, one member of the Joint Forces was killed in shelling, two were wounded, and another one sustained a combat-related injury," the press center of the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) Headquarters said on Facebook in a morning update as of 07:00 Kyiv time on October 23.

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Over the period under review, Russia-led forces increased the number of attacks on Ukrainian positions to 24.

The enemy opened fire on JFO positions in the east of Ukraine, using 82mm mortars prohibited by the Minsk agreements, grenade launchers, rifles, and anti-tank guided weapons. In addition, sniper fire was recorded.

Ten attacks were reported in the Skhid (East) sector; hot spots were areas near the villages of Pavlopil (three attacks), Novotroyitske, Novoselivka Druha, Vodiane (twice), Pyshchevyk, and the towns of Krasnohorivka and Maryinka.

Fourteen attacks were recorded in the Pivnich (North) sector: four near the town of Zolote, three near the village of Zaitseve, two near the village of Novoluhanske and Khutir Vilny each, as well as one near the villages of Pivdenne, Luhanske, and Novotoshkivske each.

Since Wednesday midnight, enemy troops have already violated the ceasefire seven times. They used proscribed 122mm artillery systems near Vodiane. Under attack were also Pyshchevyk (twice), Pavlopil, Pisky, Zaitseve, Luhanske. Different types of grenade launchers and large-caliber machine guns, and rifles were used to open fire on Ukrainian positions. No Ukrainian army casualties were reported on October 23.

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