The number of enemy attacks on Ukrainian positions in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, grew to 11 by the end of the day on Saturday, February 22, according to the press center of the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) Headquarters.
Russia-led forces used proscribed 120mm and 82mm mortars, as well as grenade launchers of various systems, large-caliber machine guns and rifles to attack Ukrainian troops, the JFO HQ said on Facebook in a morning update on February 23.
One Ukrainian soldier was injured in a booby-trap blast on February 22.
No enemy attacks were reported from 00:00 to 07:00 Kyiv time on February 23.
As UNIAN reported earlier, a sabotage and reconnaissance group of Russian-led forces tried again to advance across the contact line in Donbas in the early hours of February 22. "Under cover of fire from small arms, the enemy tried to take the Ukrainian positions near the village of Novotoshkivske," the JFO HQ said then. JFO members timely spotted the enemy troops and repelled the attack with firearms, making them retreat and suffer losses amid the skirmish.