As of 12 p.m. September 17, Russian mercenaries opened fire in the combat area in Donbas. This was reported in the summary of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine on the situation in the area of the Joint Forces operation.
After 3 a.m., Russian mercenaries opened fire with the rocket launcher at the checkpoints of the Joint Forces units in the Luhansk direction next to the town of Zalizne.
From 7:20 a.m. to 8:05 a.m., the enemy fired with heavy machine guns, rocket launchers, small caliber machine guns and small arms at the defenders of Novotoshkivske.
Since the beginning of the day, separatist forces, using the automatic rocket launchers, carried out a 20-minute shelling of Ukrainian positions from Dokuchaivsk side in the Novotroitske area (Donetsk region).
As it was reported earlier, one Ukrainian soldier was killed during the combat mission in the area of Joint Forces operation.