“The situation in the Joint Force Operation area remains intense as at 17:00. The enemy is most active near Zaitseve, Avdiivka, Opytne, Troitske, Vodiane, Shyrokyne, Lebedynske, using artillery and mortar launchers tried to displace out units from positions held. The enemy used banned weapons 17 times,” the synopsis says.
Ukrainian units, which are involved in the Joint Forces Operation, gave an appropriate response in the battle.
Besides, according to the HQ, one Ukrainian military servicemen went missing near Shyrokyne (Donetsk region) after the enemy’s bombardment. The Command is taking measures to find him.
The representatives of JFO headquarters reported that there were no casualties and injured as at 17:00. The casualties of the enemy’s side are being defined.
Earlier the General Staff of the Armed Forces informed that since the beginning of the operation until October 2017, combat losses amounted to 10,710 military, of which 2 378 dead.
Also in the UN report it was stated that from the outbreak of hostilities in the east of Ukraine, at least 2 523 civilians were killed. Then it was reported that among the dead there were 1,399 men, 837 women, 91 boys, 47 girls, and 149 people, whose gender could not be established. In particular, 298 civilians killed in the MH17catastrophe in 2014 were taken into account.
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