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Russia's hybrid military forces mounted 18 attacks on Ukrainian positions in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, on Friday, July 17.

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"The Russian Federation's armed formations violated the ceasefire 18 times on July 17," the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation said in a Facebook update as of 07:00 Kyiv time on July 18, 2020.

Russia-led forces used 82mm mortars, grenade launchers of various types, anti-tank missile systems, weapons installed on infantry fighting vehicles, machine guns, and small arms.

Under attack came Ukrainian positions near the towns of Maryinka and Avdiyivka, and the villages of Talakivka, Starohnativka, Verkhniotoretske, Kamianka, Vodiane, Hnutove, Pyshchevyk, Shyrokyne, Novotoshkivske, and Luhanske.

Joint Forces returned fire to each enemy shelling. According to Ukrainian intelligence reports, one member of Russian-led forces was killed on July 17.

No Ukrainian army casualties were reported over the past day.

From 00:00 to 07:00 Kyiv time on July 18, the enemy did not open fire.