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24 hours in Donbas: Three Ukrainian soldiers wounded in combat

Militants attacked Ukrainian positions 26 times over the period
09:14, 20 June 2018

Segodnya

Over the past 24 hours, Russian mercenaries have attacked positions of Ukrainian troops in Donbas 26 times. This led to combat injuries for three Ukrainian soldiers; as of 7 a.m. Wednesday, no fatalities were reported.

According to the HQ of the Joint Forces Operation, the enemy used Minsk-banned heavy weaponry three times. 

The illegal armed units attempted to break the defense lines of Ukrainian forces near Artemove, Donetsk region. High fire density was observed in Starohnativka, Chermalyk, Talakivka and Vodyane. The adversaries used artillery, mortars, IFVs and small arms.

On June 19, a serviceman of Ukraine's government forces sustained combat wounds. The press centre of the HQ of the Joint Forces Operation posted this on Facebook.

From 7 a.m. till 6 p.m. Tuesday, the Russian mercenaries attacked the positions of Ukrainian troops four times.

The enemy troops opened fire mostly in Donetsk region, using automatic grenade launchers, heavy machineguns and small arms; the Ukrainian forces had to return fire several times.

Earlier on June 19, the Headquarters of the Joint Force Operation published the photo of the Russian soldiers located in the hostile positions in Novoazovsk area, the occupied area of Donetsk region. It is specified that the electronic warfare means complex is depicted in the photo (two antennas and two solar batteries). It is supposed that the means were used as part of radio stations working at the short-wave frequency. A man in the Russian mold uniform stays near an antenna. It is supposed that he is a representative of one of the illegal armed units or a military advisor of the Armed Forces of Russia.

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