State Emergency Service of Ukraine

The Ukrainian military, together with the State Emergency Service, continue to fight large-scale forest and steppe fires.

No enemy shelling has been reported over the past day, the Joint Forces Operation Command reported on Facebook on September 6.

Wildfires near Krasnohorivka, Hladosove, Valuiske, and Novhorodske, have already been put out.

Read alsoUkraine convenes TCG meeting over puppet "DPR" leader's threats to open fire on JFO units in DonbasAs of Sunday morning, fire was also extinguished in the area of ​​Verkhniotoretske.

Two Ukrainian troops went missing amid emergency response efforts after they were cut off by fire from the rest of their unit.

The search and rescue operation is underway.

From day-start on Sunday, silence regime was fully preserved along the entire line of contact.

No combat losses or injuries have been reported.

Donbas wildfire: background

  • On September 2, two dozen outbursts of wildfire were recorded on an area of ​​about 1,200 hectares.
  • On September 3, while extinguishing a fire, two Ukrainian military sustained thermal injuries. They were provided first aid and hospitalized. Both troops remain in satisfactory condition.
  • The Joint Forces Operation headquarters said massive wildfires could be a result of deliberate arson by the enemy.