Four Ukrainian soldiers wounded in shelling in Donbas on July 16

10:50, 17 July 2020
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Enemy troops used proscribed artillery systems and mortars / Photo from UNIAN

"Over the past day, three members of the Joint Forces were wounded in action and another soldier received combat-related injuries amid enemy shelling," the press center of the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) Headquarters said in a morning update on Facebook on July 17. "All servicemen were provided with first aid, they were promptly evacuated to hospitals."

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The enemy used 122mm artillery systems, 120mm and 82mm mortars, grenade launchers, anti-aircraft guns, large-caliber machine guns, sniper rifles, and other types of small arms.

Hot spots in the Skhid (East) sector were the villages of Vodiane, Opytne, Starohnativka, and Hnutove, as well as the town of Avdiyivka and Maryinka. There were five attacks with the use of 120mm mortars, grenade launchers, large-caliber machine guns, anti-aircraft guns.

Under attack in the Pivnich (North) sector were the village of Novozvanivka, where Russia-led forces opened fire from 122mm artillery systems, as well as the villages of Prychepylivka and Orikhove, where 82mm and 120mm mortars were used.

The Ukrainian military returned fire, using available weapons.

According to intelligence reports, at least one enemy soldier was eliminated and another one was wounded.

From 00:00 to 07:00 Kyiv time on July 17, Russia-led forces violated the ceasefire in Donbas only once, near the village of Vodiane.

No Ukrainian army casualties were reported since Friday midnight.

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