24 hours in Donbas: One Ukrainian serviceman, five Russian mercenaries injured

Source : 112 Ukraine

Six mortar attacks were observed across the combat area
10:56, 18 June 2018

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Since the morning of June 17 until currently, the situation in Donbas has remained under control of Ukraine's armed forces. According to the Joint Forces Operation HQ, the Russian mercenaries violated the ceasefire 20 times, which resulted in a combat injury for a Ukrainian serviceman.

Over the past 24 hours, most of the skirmishes included the use of small arms. In six of the said 20 cases, the enemy used mortars. All attacks were repelled successfully.

In Luhansk region, the militants shelled Krymske and Novotoshkivske. In Donetsk region, they opened fire in Pisky, Starohnativka, Pyshchevyk, Hnutove, Vodyane and Shyrokyne. 

According to the Ukrainian military, five enemy soldiers sustained wounds in combat.

Earlier, 112 International reported that Mayorske, the Ukraine-controlled checkpoint in Donetsk region, got back to work after the halt that lasted since June 16. Joint Forces Operation HQ posted this on Facebook.

'The checkpoint resumed its work on June 18. The said checkpoint - and the rest of those in the combat area works on the schedule', reads the message.

The point was closed on Saturday, since the militants ceased to let transports outside from the occupied Horlivka 

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