Ukrainian soldier shot dead in enemy attack in Donbas on July 20
A Ukrainian soldier was shot dead in an enemy attack in Donbas, Ukraine's east, on July 20, 2020.
"A serviceman of the Armed Forces of Ukraine received a fatal gunshot wound amid an enemy attack while he was on a combat mission," the press center of the Ukrainian Joint Forces Operation Headquarters said on Facebook on July 20.
Russia-led forces used automatic grenade launchers, sniper rifles, and other types of small arms near the village of Shumy.
"The Joint Forces Command expresses deep and sincere condolences to the family and friends of the killed soldier and emphasizes that such vile actions by the invaders will not go unpunished," the JFO HQ said.
On July 19, Russia's hybrid military forces mounted 17 attacks on Ukrainian positions in Donbas. They used proscribed weapons, namely, 122mm and 152mm artillery systems, 82mm and 120mm mortars, as well as grenade launchers, large-caliber machine guns, and rifles. No Ukrainian army casualties were reported on July 19.