24 hours in Donbas: Five attacks, no casualties among government forces

Source : 112 Ukraine

Russian mercenaries never used mortars or artillery over the mentioned period
23:56, 19 July 2018

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On Thursday, Russian militants attacked Ukrainian positions in Donbas five times. According to the press center of the HQ of the Joint Forces Operation, the occupant forces used small arms and automatic grenade launchers to disturb the defenders of Krymske, Svitlodarsk, Luhanske and Lebedynske. 

The government forces took no casualties over the period.

On July 18, the enemy conducted seventeen attacks on Ukrainian military positions in Donbas.

The HQ specified that the enemy's activity is observed in all sectors of the combat area. Ukrainian positions in Krymske, Orikhove, Novoluhanske, Zalizne, Avdiivka, Kamyanka, Pisky, Vodyane, Hnutove, Shyrokyne, Talakivka and Pishchevik took fire.

'According to the intelligence, three occupants were killed and three more wounded', the message said.

Earlier, Pro-Kremlin armed bandits launched an attack at Mayorsk checkpoint in Donetsk region; they opened fire at an armored car of the Ukrainian military. The HQ of the Joint Forces Operation reported that on Facebook. According to the message, the incident took place at 6 a.m., when the checkpoint opened. 'A border guard unit took fire from the temporarily uncontrolled territory of Ukraine, as the staff moved to the outpost of Mayorsk checkpoint. Due to the attack, a 7.62-mm bullet hit the windshield of Cougar, the armored car of Ukrainian border guards', it said. Assistant Head of the State Border Guard Oleg Slobodyan added that Cougars saved lives of at least fifteen Ukrainian fighters.

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