Defence Ministry gives details on night attacks in JFO zone

The enemy performed ten attacks since midnight
15:06, 13 August 2018

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The militants attacked at the Ukrainian positions 57 times over the past 24 hours and 10 times since midnight, as the colonel Oleksandr Motuznyak said from Ukraine’s Defence Ministry press office, reports.

“In total, on August 12 the Joint Forces units recorded 57 adjusted attacks from the Russian occupation troops’ side,” he noted.

24 adjusted attacks were documented in Luhansk sector.

Yesterday evening the militants were conducting provocative attacks at the Ukrainian defenders near Luhanske from 120-mm mortars. Five 120-mm shells exploded near the Ukrainian positions located there.

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Moreover, the occupants launched six shells from 120-mm mortars near Mayorsk and used 82-mm mortars near Krymske. Six explosions were documented there. Five explosions of 82-mm shells were recorded near Zaitseve. The occupants applied infantry fighting vehicles at the defenders of Pivdenne.

Additionally, the enemy was performing provocative attacks from grenade launchers of various types, heavy machine guns and small arms near Zolote, Pivdenne, Svitlodarsk, Novotoshkivske and Novoluhanske.

In Donetsk sector, the units of the Joint Forces came under the enemy’s fire 33 times.

It was note quite neat Hnutove yesterday – the enemy shot at our defenders from 122-mm tube artillery and launched 26 shells. Besides, the Russian militants fired at these positions from 120- and 82-mm mortars, having launched four and seven shells respectively.

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The Russian occupation troops were firing from 120-mm mortars at the defensive works near Vodyane and Lebedynske. Our defenders recorded five explosions. Moreover, the enemy shot at these positions from 82-mm mortars having launched six shells.

The enemy violated ceasefire near Avdiivka, Marinka, Mykolaivka, Novomykhailivka, Novotroitske, Opytne, Pavlopil, Chermalyk and Shyrokyne.  

The occupants were conducting fire at the defenders of Hnutove from infantry fighting vehicles. The enemy’s observer-shooter team was active near Mykolaivka.

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The Ukrainian military opened fir 27 times as a response.

As a result of the combat actions, two Ukrainian soldiers were injured.

According to our intelligence, one occupant was eliminated yesterday and six wounded.

The Ukrainian military recorded ten adjusted attacks since midnight as at 9 am on August 13.

In Luhansk sector, the Russian occupation troops were firing from 120-mm mortars at the defenders of Troitske. Besides, the militants applied grenade launchers and small arms near Krymske and Novotoshkivske.

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It was not quite in Donetsk sector in the morning as well. The enemy launched six shells from 120-mm mortars at the defenders of Viktorivka.

Moreover, the enemy violated ceasefire near Vodyane, Lebedynske and Shyrokyne.

From the beginning of the current day, one Ukrainian solider was injured as a result of the battle actions.

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