Donbas warzone update: One Ukraine soldier killed, two injured amid 14 attacks in past day
One Ukrainian soldier was killed, while two were injured as Russia-led forces mounted 14 attacks in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, on Wednesday, June 17.
"The Russian Federation's armed formations violated the ceasefire 14 times in the past day," the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation Headquarters said on Facebook in an update as of 07:00 Kyiv time on June 18. "Unfortunately, as a result of enemy shelling, one Ukrainian serviceman was killed in action, another one was wounded in action, and another one sustained combat-related injuries."
The enemy opened fire from proscribed 120mm and 82mm mortars, cannons installed on infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers of various types, heavy machine guns, sniper rifles, and small arms.
Under attack were Ukrainian positions near the towns of Avdiyivka and Popasna, and the villages of Orikhove, Krymske, Shumy, Luhanske, Opytne, Vodiane, Pyshchevyk, Novotroyitske, Pisky, and Nevelske.
The Joint Forces returned fire to each enemy shelling.
According to Ukrainian intelligence reports, one member of the enemy forces was wounded on June 17.
The enemy did not attack Ukrainian positions from 00:00 to 07:00 Kyiv time on June 18.
No Ukrainian army casualties have been reported since Thursday midnight.