February 18, the militants opened the artillery fire at the Ukrainian positions in Donbas. As a result of which, the Ukrainian side suffered losses as Head of the General Staff of Ukraine Ruslan Khomchak reported.
“It was not a provocation today. The militants wanted to seize the watch posts. As a result, one of our soldiers was killed, three more wounded. Another two have a concussion,” he said.
Khomchak also stated that the military of the Armed Forces of Ukraine left the watch post, where one body of deceased soldier remains. Currently, the Joint Coordination and Control Center works to take away the body.
On February 18, about 5:00 a.m. the militants started the attacks of Ukrainian strongholds in Donbas.
However, after 10:00 a.m. the fight ended: the militants requested the ceasefire regime to evacuate the dead and wounded from the battle field. The Ukrainian military kept their positions.
Both sides sustain losses – each of them has one deceased; there are found lightly wounded at the Ukrainian side and five seriously wounded at the hostile side.