Day in Donbas: Six attacks, no casualties among Ukrainian forces

Source : 112 Ukraine

Russian-backed militants did not use weapons of prohibited calibers
22:08, 18 August 2019
August 18, Donbas militants fired at the positions of Ukrainian military six times. It is reported by the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) headquarters on Facebook.

In the Donetsk sector, militants violated the ceasefire 4 times. They used small arms to fire the positions of Joint Forces near Pyshchevyk; used anti-tank grenade launchers to target Ukraine's army near Vodyane; and used small arms to shell the area of ​​Lebedynske and Talakivka.

In the Luhansk sector, the invaders violated the ceasefire twice. They fired at positions near Novoluhansk with infantry fighting vehicles, heavy machine guns, and small arms; from grenade launchers of various systems and heavy machine guns - near Luhanske.

No wounded or dead among the Ukrainian military reported.
The Donbas war cannot be finished quickly. Head of the political party Servant of the People and possible Spokesperson of the Parliament Dmytro Razumkov stated that during his interview to NV.

"Of course the quick ending of the war will be expected of us, although all realize the war cannot be finished quickly. This issue is not solved by the Parliament. It is a long way, which all the country and all of us together should come through," Razumkov noted. 

The number of confirmed deaths caused by the war was 12,800–13,000 as of the end of 2018. By mid-May 2019, the UN confirmed 3,331 civilians had been killed in the conflict. Ukrainian government forces have lost a confirmed total of 4,290 killed servicemen by early August 2019, including 206 foreign-born Ukrainian citizens and 13 foreigners.

We recall that Melinda Haring, American journalist, visited Donbas. She wrote how to bring life back to it.

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