On June 9, Russian mercenaries attacked Ukrainian positions in Donbas eight times. They used Minsk-banned weapons, including 82 and 120 mm mortars. Ukraine's Defense Ministry reported this on Tuesday evening.
In Mariinka, Donetsk region, militants opened fire from mounted anti-tank grenade launchers. In the Luhansk region, they fired 60 mines of 120 mm-caliber and also used grenade launchers, heavy machine guns, and small arms.
In the areas of Novoluhanske, Novotoshkiske, and Shumy (all in Luhansk region), Ukrainian positions took fire from grenade launchers and heavy machine guns. 82 mm mines hit the vicinities of Khutir Vilny.
Ukrainian forces took no casualties.
On June 9, the prosecution team presented a piece of evidence in the case of the downed Boeing 777. These are the photos of how the Buk missile launcher was transported. Besides, the driver of a missile system's van also testified before the court, confirming that the transport was stolen nine days before the plane was downed. The prosecution explained how they checked if the collected photos were genuine. Specifically, they found an owner of the van that moved the missile launcher. He confirmed that the vehicle was captured by the illegal armed formations nine days before the disaster. One of the members of the illegal armed gangs also confirmed that information; his name remains undisclosed.