Ukraine’s Armed Forces positions, militants sustained losses due to conflict escalation, - General Staff

Source : 112 Ukraine

The militants started the attacks of Ukrainian strongholds
14:53, 18 February 2020

the Head of Armed Forces General Staff Ruslan Khomchak

February 18, at 5:00 a.m. the illegal armed formations of occupied Donbas, opened artillery fire from all systems at the positions of 72nd and 93rd detached mechanized brigades as Head of the General Staff of Ukraine Ruslan Khomchak reported.

He noted that all Ukrainian positions stay under control of the Armed Forces of Ukraine but the Ukrainian side sustained losses.

“As a result of the artillery shelling and storm of the positions of the Joint Forces Operation, one Ukrainian serviceman died, three wounded and another two have a concussion,” he said.

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Khomchak added that the militants also sustained losses during the fight.

“About 10:00 a.m. our enemy requested the ceasefire regime to evacuate the dead and wounded from the battlefield. According to our data, there are four deceased and six wounded at the side of the militants. The situation is stable and controlled,” he concluded.

On February 18, about 5:00 a.m. the militants started the attacks of Ukrainian strongholds in Donbas near Zolote, Novotoshkivske, Orikhove, and Krymske.

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