Since the beginning of the day (June 18), Russian armed mercenaries opened fire five times. The Ukrainian military sustained no casualties over the period. The Joint Forces Operation HQ reported this on Facebook.
The enemy forces used the Minsk-banned 82 mm mortars, automatic grenade launchers and heavy machineguns.
The Ukrainian army units returned fire; the enemy losses are being specified.
Currently, there are some 82,000 servicemen of the Russian regular army on the border with Ukraine. Andriy Gudz, the Chief of the Verification Department of the General Staff of Ukraine's Armed Forces said that as quoted by the Ukrainian media.
In Rostov region alone, 25 battalion and taсtical groups are deployed, with another army division being formed, the Staff reports
Besides, Gudz added that in 2018, Russia stealthily moved 250 T-62 tanks to the Ukrainian border.
In May, eight Ukrainian servicemen died in Donbas combat area; another 42 were wounded.