On July 16, Russian mercenaries breached the ceasefire in Donbas combat area. The enemy used grenade launchers, machine guns, small arms and sniper rifles. The Joint Forces Operation HQ reported that on July 16.
In Donetsk region, the illegal armed gangs attacked Ukrainian positions in Vodyane, Starohnativka and Mariinka. Enemy snipers opened fire in the area of Mariinka.
None of Ukrainian soldiers were wounded or killed in action.
Earlier, we reported that the body of Dmytro Krasnohrud, the commander of reconnaissance force of the 93rd Detached Mechanized Brigade is now on the territory controlled by Ukraine. Press office of the Joint Forces Operation HQ reported that on July 17.
"Currenty, preparations are underway for the burial ceremony to take place. The farewell ritual will be performed tomorrow, July 17, at 11.00 a.m., in the central shrine of Lyman town, Donetsk region", reads the message.
On July 13, commander of a reconnaissance force sustained lethal wounds after contact with an explosive device. The incident took place near Zaitsevo, Donetsk region. The Ukrainian side and Russian militants agreed to hold the ceasefire as Ukrainian troops were going to evacuate the body of the deceased. The enemy breached the deal and opened fire from heavy machine guns. A Ukrainain medic who tried to get the body of his comrade was killed in action himself.