Two Ukrainian soldiers receive shrapnel wounds amid shelling in Donbas on March 17
Two Ukrainian soldiers have received shrapnel wounds near the village of Novotoshkivske in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, amid enemy shelling on Tuesday, March 17.
"Armed formations of the Russian Federation have once again violated the ceasefire today, March 17, and attacked positions of [Ukraine's] Joint Forces, using weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements," the press center of the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) headquarters said in an evening update on Facebook on March 17.
In particular, the Russian invaders fired fifteen 82mm mortars to attack Ukrainian positions near Novotoshkivske.
"Two members of the Joint Forces received shrapnel wounds amid the enemy's attack," it said.
The servicemen were evacuated to a military hospital, where they received medical care. Their condition is satisfactory.
As the JFO HQ said, Russia-led forces mounted 10 attacks on Ukrainian positions in Donbas from 00:00 to 18:00 Kyiv time on March 17, using proscribed 82mm and 120mm mortars, an anti-tank missile system, grenade launchers, large-caliber machine guns, and rifles.