Ukraine's military took casualties as Russian occupant forces continue to attack their positions in the war-torn Donbas. On March 4, one serviceman sustained a grave combat injury; Ukraine's Defense Ministry reported that on Wednesday.
At about 6.20 a.m., the enemy launched an offensive with the use of mounted and man-portable anti-tank grenade launchers and heavy machine guns fired on the positions of Joint Forces not far from Krymske. Next, the armed gangs fired six 82 mm mines on Ukrainian outposts near Orikhove.
In both cases, the Ukrainian army returned fire, using Minsk-allowed weapons.
Previously, on March 3, Russian militants attacked Ukrainian troops in Donbas seven times. The Joint Forces Operation HQ reported that on Facebook.
In Donetsk region, the enemy breached the ceasefire six times. They used 82 mm mortars, grenade launchers and small arms to attack Shyrokyne. Underbarrel grenade launchers were used in attacks on Zaitsevo. 82 mm mines hit Lebedynske, where the mercenaries also used grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms. In Luhansk region, the enemy opened fire in Luhanske; machine gun and small arms fire was observed in that area.
One Ukrainian fighter lost his life in combat; another four sustained injuries.