During the following day on October 17, the militants shelled the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine nine times. As a result of the hostilities, one Ukrainian serviceman sustained injuries, reports the press office of the Joint Forces Operation on Facebook.
It is noted that the rival used the weapons prohibited by the Minsk Agreements six times. The militants were opening aimed fire using 120mm and 82mm mortars, grenade launchers of different systems, heavy machine guns, and small arms.
‘Russian occupation forces performed the shelling of the Joint Forces positions in the area of settlements Avdiivka, Hruntove, Talakivka, Lebedynske, and Shyrokyne. The enemy used 120mm mortar against the defenders of Talakivka, and 82mm mortar at the strongholds of our forces in the area of settlements Hruntove, Lebedyske and Shyrokyne,’ reads the message.
One Ukrainian serviceman sustained a slight injury during the hostilities.
The situation in the Joint Forces Operation zone remains under control.