Donbas: 20 attacks over 24 hours, no casualties among Ukrainian forces

There are no reports of heavy weaponry use in combat over the mentioned period
09:26, 20 August 2018

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Over the past 24 hours, illegal armed formations opened fire on positions of the Ukrainian military 20 times. The government forces took no casualties over the mentioned period; besides, no heavy weaponry was used in the combat zone.

According to the HQ of the Joint Forces Operation, the pro-Kremlin militants opened fire from grenade launchers, heavy machineguns and small arms. In some occasions, they used IFVs.

The attacks were reported in the areas of Krymske, Katerynivka, Luhanske, Pivdenne, Zalizne, Zaitsevo, Novoselivka II, Hnutove, Pavlopol, Lebedynske, Vodyane and Shyrokyne. 

Two mercenaries were wounded in action, the Ukrainian military intelligence said.

On August 18, as a result of the fighting in Donbas, one member of the Joint forces was killed and one was injured. This is reported on the page of the Joint Forces Operation HQ in Facebook.

The Russian occupation forces violated the ceasefire 10 times, including one time from heavy weapons.

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