Two Ukrainian soldiers wounded amid 10 enemy attacks on March 17
Russia's hybrid military forces on March 17 mounted 10 attacks on Ukrainian Army positions in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, with two Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action.
"The Russian Federation's armed forces violated the ceasefire 10 times on March 17. Two Ukrainian soldiers were wounded as a result of enemy shelling," the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation Headquarters said in an update posted on Facebook as of 07:00 Kyiv time on March 18.
The enemy opened fire, employing proscribed 120mm and 82mm mortars, an anti-tank missile system, grenade launchers of various types, heavy machine guns, and small arms.
Under attack came Ukrainian positions near the villages of Pavlopil, Berezove, Starohnativka, Shyrokyne, Slavne, Novoluhanske, Orikhove, and Novotoshkivske.
In addition, the enemy shelled disengagement site No. 3 twice, using an automatic grenade launcher and small arms. The Ukrainian military did not return fire, thus adhering to truce agreements.
"Since Wednesday midnight, Russia-led forces have attacked Ukrainian positions once near the town of Maryinka, using a tripod-mounted man-portable antitank gun," the update said.
No casualties were reported among Ukrainian troops Wednesday morning.