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The number of attacks mounted by Russia's hybrid military forces on Ukrainian army positions in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, on July 12 grew to 16 and the number of Ukrainian soldiers wounded in shelling also increased.

"The Russian Federation's armed formations violated the ceasefire 16 times on July 12," the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation Headquarters said on Facebook in an update as of 07:00 Kyiv time on July 13. "As a result, five servicemen of the Joint Forces were wounded in enemy shelling and another one sustained combat-related injuries."

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Russian-led forces opened fire from proscribed 152mm and 122mm artillery systems, 120mm and 82mm mortars, grenade launchers of various types, heavy machine guns, and small arms.

Under attack were Ukrainian positions near the towns of Avdiyivka and Maryinka, and the villages of Novotoshkivske, Krymske, Orikhove, Khutir Vilny, Luhanske, Opytne, Kamianka, Vodiane, and Novoselivka Druha.

The Joint Forces returned fire to each enemy attack. According to intelligence reports, three members of Russia-led forces were killed and at least eight were wounded on July 12.

"Since Monday midnight, Russia-led forces have attacked Ukrainian positions once, near Kamianka, using automatic grenade launchers and rifles," the update said.

No Ukrainian army casualties have been reported since Monday midnight.