One Ukrainian soldier wounded amid nine enemy attacks in Donbas on June 16

09:25, 17 June 2020
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Photo from the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation Headquarters

"The Russian Federation's armed formations violated the ceasefire nine 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 17. "As a result, one Ukrainian serviceman sustained combat-related injuries in enemy shelling."

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Russian-led forces opened fire from proscribed 122mm artillery systems, 120mm and 82mm mortars, as well as 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 Maryinka, and the villages of Novozvanivka, Krymske, Novo-Oleksandrivka, Orikhove, and Pyshchevyk.

Joint Forces returned fire to each enemy attack. According to intelligence reports, one member of Russia-led forces was killed on June 16.

"Since Wednesday midnight, Russia-led forces have attacked Ukrainian positions twice near the villages of Orikhove and Luhanske, using 82mm mortars, grenade launchers of various types, and rifles," the update said.

No Ukrainian army casualties have been reported since Wednesday midnight.

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