Donbas war update: Russia-led forces mount 13 attacks on Ukrainian positions on Nov 1

10:47, 02 November 2019
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"On November 1, armed forces of the Russian Federation and its mercenaries violated the ceasefire 13 times. The enemy shelled positions of Joint Forces units, using 120mm mortars proscribed by the Minsk Agreements, as well as grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns and other small arms," the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation (JFO) said on Facebook in its morning update on November 2.

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Seven of the attacks were reported in the Skhid (East) tactical grouping responsibility zone: two attacks near the village of Starohnanivka (120mm mortars, SPG grenade launchers, and heavy machine guns); one attack outside the village of Talakivka (small arms); one attack not far from the village of Novohnativka (SPGs); two attacks near the village of Vodiane (small arms and hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers); and near the town of Maryinka (SPGs and small arms).

Six attacks were recorded in the Pivnich [North] grouping responsibility zone: near the village of Mayorsk (SPGs), outside the village of Luhanske (heavy machine guns, small arms and hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers); two attacks near the village of Novoluhanske (hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers, automatic grenade launchers, and small arms); outside Khutir Vilnyi (heavy machine guns); and near the village of Troyitske (automatic grenade launchers).

No casualties were reported among Ukrainian troops.

Since Saturday midnight, Russian-led forces haven't attacked Ukrainian positions yet.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on November 1, Ukraine announced the completion of the withdrawal of forces and weapons at disengagement site No. 2 near the village of Zolote-4 in Luhansk region.

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