Ukrainian army's HQ reports 1 WIA in Donbas amid 43 enemy attacks in past 24 hours
Russia's hybrid military forces have attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 43 times in the past 24 hours, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as wounded in action (WIA), the press center for the headquarters of Ukraine's military operations in Donbas has reported.
"The Russian-occupation troops continue ignoring the regime of a complete cease-fire. Over the past day, the aggressor has mounted 43 shelling attacks on the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine," the press center of the headquarters of Ukraine's military operations reported on Facebook Saturday morning.
In the Luhansk sector, the invaders used 120mm and 82mm mortars, cannons of infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers, and heavy machine guns banned by the Minsk accords to attack Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Troyitske. The enemy also resorted to 82mm mortars near the village of Krymske, while grenade launchers and small arms were used near the village of Zaitseve. The defenders of the town of Svitlodarsk came under fire from heavy machine guns.
In the Donetsk sector, the militants fired 82mm mortars on the Ukrainian positions near the villages of Opytne and Kamianka. In addition, grenade launchers were used to attack the Ukrainian army positions near the towns of Avdiyivka and Maryinka, and the villages of Vodiane, Kamianka, Pavlopil, Lebedynske, and Bohdanivka. The aggressor also used heavy machine guns near Nevelske, Avdiyivka, Maryinka, Pavlopil, and Butovka coal mine, as well as cannons of infantry fighting vehicles near Talakivka, Kamianka and Bohdanivka. The defenders of Kamianka, Opytne, Lebedynske, Talakivka, Pavlopil, Vodiane, and Butovka coal mine came under fire from small arms, while an enemy sniper was active near Avdiyivka.