During the following day, from 7 a.m. through 6 p.m., the Russian occupation forces shelled the JFO positions ten times, as a result, one Ukrainian serviceman sustained injuries. The press office of the Joint Forces Operation reported this on Facebook.
The rival opened aimed fire from mortars, grenade launchers of different systems, heavy machine guns, and small arms. The highest activity of the enemy was recorded near Avdiivka, where they used an unmanned aerial vehicle for a fire adjustment. Generally, the Russian occupation forces performed shelling of the Joint Forces Operation in the area of settlements Krymske, Troitske, Avdiivka, Hnutove, and Lebedynske.
‘As a result of the shelling in Donetsk sector, one Ukrainian serviceman from the Joint Forces personnel was injured,’ the HQ reported.
In the case of threat of life, the commanders were adopting decisions on carrying out a fire impact on the enemy in order to force them to stop the firing.
As it was reported earlier, over the previous day on October 18, the militants in Donbas opened fire at the Ukrainian positions 16 times. No casualties among the Ukrainian servicemen were observed.