09:58 13.09.2018

Two soldiers wounded in 38 attacks on Ukrainian positions over past day – JFO HQ

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Two soldiers wounded in 38 attacks on Ukrainian positions over past day – JFO HQ

Militants have fired 38 times at the positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces over the past 24 hours, wounding two Ukrainian soldiers, the press center of the headquarters of the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) has reported.

"Russian invaders opened fire on the positions of Ukrainian troops 38 times, using the weapons banned by the Minsk agreements three times. The enemy fired from 120mm and 82mm mortars, arms of infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns and small arms [...] Two servicemen were wounded in fighting," the JFO HQ said in a report on its Facebook page early on Thursday.

Militants fired at Ukrainian positions near Stanytsia Luhanska, Krymske, Novotoshkivske, Zolote, Svitlodorsk, Novoluhanske, Krasnohorivka, Berezove, Novotroitske, Starohnativka, Chermalyk, Pavlopil, Hnutove, Vodiane, Lebedynske and Shyrokyne.

The report also notes that militants used 82mm mortars near Svitlodarsk, Chermalyk and Lebedynske. The enemy fire from IFV weapons on the positions of the defenders of Krymske, Novotoshkivske and Lebedynske.

"Since the beginning of the current day, the enemy has fired seven times from grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns and small arms at the positions of the Joint Forces near Berezove, Starohnativka, Hnutove, Vodiane and Shyrokyne. There are no losses among our defenders," the JFO HQ said.

According to Ukrainian intelligence, one militant was killed and five more were injured in the past day.

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