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Five attacks of militants reported in Donbas conflict zone today

None of the Ukrainian military personnel was wounded
22:21, 28 October 2018

Joint Forces Operation Facebook

Five attacks from the side of pro-Russian militants reported in Donbas conflict zone on October 28. Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation (JFO) headquarters informs on this on its page on Facebook.

"The enemy opened aimed fire using grenade launchers of various systems, large-caliber machine guns, and small arms near Avdiivka and Taramchuk. In Pryazovia, besides small arms, the enemy used mounted antitank grenade launchers to shell the positions of the Ukrainian forces near Vodiane and Lebedynske, and in the Hnutove area is launched mortars of 82 mm caliber," reads the message.

JFO HQ notes that as a result of shelling by illegal armed formations, none of the Ukrainian military personnel was wounded.

According to the report of the mission, yesterday, October 27, OSCE SMM drone disappeared during the flight over the occupied territories of Donetsk region. 

It is reported that the drone discovered a 9K33 Osa surface-to-air missile system in 72 km from Donetsk at 1:18 a.m. near Kalynove settlement. After, the vehicle was sent to Saurivka.

‘At 1:36 a.m., the drone detected a convoy of seven trucks on a dirt road near the border with the Russian Federation, with no entry-exit checkpoint nearby. The convoy headed to the southwest in the direction of Manych settlement (uncontrolled by the government, 76 km from Donetsk to east). After, the UAV was sent to the south in the direction of Nyzhniokrynske to continue watching the convoy. The SMM completely lost signal with the UAV at 1:53, when it was at an altitude about 7000 feet above the area of the southeast of Nyzhniokrynske,’ reads the report.

The monitors stated on noises recorded during the flight over the areas Saurivka and Nyzhniokrynske, according to the assessment they were caused by jamming. 

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