Since August, the Ukrainian military has increased the government-held territory of Donbas by more than 10 square kilometers. Vyacheslav Petrosvky, the head of the Joint Forces Operation press center reported this as quoted by Obozrevatel news agency.
Thus, Petrovsky confirmed what the Chief Commanding Officer of the Joint Forces Operation Serhiy Nayev said in August. 'We increased the safety line's area by more than ten square kilometers', he said.
In April 2018, the Counter-Terrorism Operation officially changed the name to the Joint Forces Operation.
As 112 International reported earlier, since Sunday morning, pro-Kremlin militants have shelled positions of the Ukrainian army in Donbas 28 times. One of the Ukrainian fighters sustained combat wounds in action. The HQ of the Joint Forces Operation posted this on Facebook. 'Over the past 24 hours, the situation in the combat zone remained controlled by the Joint Forces. The occupant forces opened fire on our positions 28 times. The enemy used Minsk-banned weaponry six times', reads the message.
Militants attacked the Ukrainian positions in Krymske, Novotoshkivske, Katerynivka, Novozvanivka, Troitske, Luhanske, Opytne, Pisky, Pavlopol, Hnutove, Vodyane, Lebedynske and Shyrokyne.