Three more servicemen of the Joint Forces operation, who suffered from the night artillery shelling near Novoluhanske settlement, were hospitalized. The press service of the JFO HQ reports this referring to JFO Lieutenant General Olexandr Syrsky.
“As of 4:00 p.m., three more soldiers were hospitalized. They suffered from the night artillery shelling of the positions of the Joint Forces operation near Novoluhanske settlement,” the report said.
Thus, 11 servicemen sustained various degrees of injuries, and two more perished, as a result of the night attack near Novoluhanske settlement.
At the same time, according to JFO Commander, the headquarters got the undeniable evidence of the enemy's use of 122 mm artillery, which is banned by the Minsk agreements.
“We emphasize, that the fire of the Russia-backed militants will not be left unpunished. The forces and means of the JFO are ready for battle and are fighting back immediately,” Syrsky stated.
Artillery attacks in Donbas on June 7 lasted for an hour, militants launched 18 artillery shells, as Defence Ministry Spokesperson Oleksandr Motuznyak said at the briefing.
“At night Russian occupation troops performed attack at the positions of the Joint Forces Operation near Novoluhanske. Enemy’s shelling from 120mm mortars and 122mm tube artillery was recorded at 12:30 am. The fire was directed at Kalynivske village and lasted for an hour. The enemy launched 18 artillery and 11 mortar shells,” the message reads.