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"The Russian Federation's armed forces violated the ceasefire 15 times on March 18. Three 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 19.

The enemy opened fire, employing proscribed 120mm and 82mm mortars, grenade launchers of various types, heavy machine guns, and small arms.

Under attack came Ukrainian positions near the towns of Maryinka, Krasnohorivka and Schastia, and the villages of Pisky, Pavlopil, Vodiane, Krymske, Zaitseve, Novotoshkivske, Pivdenne, Khutir Vilny, and Novoluhanske.

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In addition, the enemy shelled disengagement site No. 3 twice, using grenade launchers of various systems and heavy machine guns. The Ukrainian military did not return fire, thus adhering to truce agreements.

"Since Thursday midnight, Russia-led forces have attacked Ukrainian positions twice near Krasnohorivka and Novoluhanske, using a 120mm mortar, a tripod-mounted man-portable antitank gun, grenade launchers of various types, heavy machine guns, and small arms," the update said.

No casualties were reported among Ukrainian troops Thursday morning.