Donbas war escalation: Seven Ukrainian soldiers wounded amid 18 enemy attacks on July 14
Russia's hybrid military forces on July 14 mounted 18 attacks on Ukrainian army positions in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, with seven members of the Joint Forces reported as wounded in action.
"The Russian Federation's armed formations violated the ceasefire 18 times on July 14," the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation Headquarters said on Facebook in an update as of 07:00 Kyiv time on July 15. "As a result, seven servicemen of the Joint Forces were wounded in enemy shelling."
Russian-led forces opened fire from anti-tank missile systems, grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns, and small arms.
Under attack came Ukrainian positions near the towns of Avdiyivka and Maryinka, and the villages of Vodiane, Hnutove, Talakivka, Lebedynske, Berezove, Novomykhailivka, Shumy, and Krymske.
The Joint Forces returned fire to each enemy attack. According to intelligence reports, three members of Russia-led forces were wounded on July 14.
"Since Wednesday midnight, Russia-led forces have attacked Ukrainian positions four times near Maryinka, and the villages of Talakivka and Novoluhanske, using proscribed 120mm mortars, cannons installed on infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers of various systems, and heavy machine guns," the update said.
No casualties have been reported among Ukrainian troops since Wednesday midnight.