As of 6 p.m. January 22, the Russian armed mercenaries attacked Ukrainian servicemen in Donbas once. The press office of Ukraine's defense ministry specified that the firing incident occurred near Mariinka, Donetsk region.
The enemy used heavy machine guns to attack the crew of the State Emergency Service as they were clearing landmines near the gas pipeline not far from Mariinka.
Artem Melenchuk, Sergeant of the Civilian Protection Service of the State Emergency Service was wounded in the attack. He received the necessary aid; his life is beyond any danger now.
The units of Joint Forces Operation returned fire to suppress the enemy activity. The casualties among the enemy troops are being specified.