One soldier of Ukraine's government forces deceased in action in Donbas combat area. Another two sustained wounds in combat, the HQ of the Joint Forces Operation reported.
The Russian occupant forces opened fire on Ukrainian positions in combat area three times. Once, they used the Minsk-banned weapon, namely the 82 mm mortar. The mines landed in Hnutove, Donetsk region.
In Vilny farmstead and Novotoshkivske, in Luhansk region, the enemy opened fire from BMP-1, grenade launchers and small arms.
One enemy trooper was killed and four were wounded.
No attacks were observed since midnight of January 2.
Earlier, Serhiy Nayev, the Commanding Chief of the Joint Forces Operation said that since late April 2018, the Ukrainian military has eliminated 450 Russian militants. “According to our intelligence, since the Joint Forces Operation began, the enemy sustained 450 fatalities; some 850 were injured. Besides, 28 items military vehicles were destroyed,” he stated.