On March 19, the Russian occupants attacked positions of Ukrainian forces seven times.
According to the HQ of the Joint Forces Operation, in most cases, the militants used Minsk-banned weaponry, specifically mortars. 51 mines landed on and near the Ukrainian outposts there.
In Mariinka, Donetsk region, Russian mercenaries attacked Mariinka, using machine guns. In Luhansk region, the enemy fired on Krymske, Novoluhanske and Novotoshkivske.
The HQ added that the Joint Forces returned fire wherever attacked directly. Three Russian mercenaries were killed in action, and another three were wounded. Besides, an enemy vehicle was destroyed with an anti-tank missile.
Since the beginning of the day, the Russian occupants attacked Lebedynske, Donetsk region, using automatic grenade launchers and heavy machine guns. One Ukrainian defender was wounded in action.