13:10 19.05.2018

Russian-led forces mount 43 attacks on Ukraine army in Donbas in past day with no casualties reported

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Russian-led forces mount 43 attacks on Ukraine army in Donbas in past day with no casualties reported

Russian-led forces have mounted 43 attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas in the past day, with no casualties reported, the operation's press center said.

"The situation in the area of the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) remains difficult. Over the past 24 hours, along the whole contact line, Russian-occupation troops and illegally created military formations continued testing the defense of Ukrainian troops to destruction. Russian-led forces mounted 43 attacks on Ukrainian troops, using artillery systems and 120mm and 82mm mortars 10 times. Our troops conducted an active defense and gave an adequate response to the enemy," the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation (JFO) said in an update on Facebook on Saturday morning.

Active military operations continued in the Luhansk sector near the town of Popasna, and the villages of Novozvanivka and Troyitske.

In the direction of the town of Horlivka, the enemy was active near the villages of Zaitseve and Zalizne, as well as near the Avdiyivka industrial zone and the village of Pisky, which are in the Donetsk sector.

In the Mariupol sector, the hostilities continued near the villages of Vodiane, Lebedynske and Shyrokyne.

"A sniper pair was spotted near Vodiane. The fire was quickly suppressed by counter-sniper measures," reads the report.

According to intelligence data, two militants were killed, while three others were wounded.

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