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Donbas: No attacks on Ukrainian positions over day

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukraine's combat engineers cleared one hectare of area off the landmines and other explosives
23:55, 16 August 2021

Donbas
Ukraine's Defense Ministry

On August 16, Russian mercenaries did not land any attacks on Ukrainian positions in Donbas combat area. 

According to the Joint Forces Operation HQ, Ukrainian troops did not taky any casualties during that period.

Ukraine's combat engineers cleared one hectare of area off the landmines and other explosives in the combat zone. 65 explosive items were handed over for further safe destruction.

On Augudst 14, pro-Kremlin militants violated the ceasefire and fired two times at the positions of the Ukrainian defenders. AS a result of these attacks two soldiers have been wounded, the press center of the Joint Forces Operation HQ reported on Facebook.

Related: Day in Donbas: Mercenaries open fire once

"As a result of enemy shelling, two soldiers received shrapnel wounds. The soldiers are in a hospital. The health of one of the wounded is moderate, the other is in a satisfactory condition," the message reads.

Militants fired from artillery systems of 122 mm caliber and mortars of 120 and 82 mm caliber.

Ukrainian servicemen opened fire to respond to the shelling.

Related: Two Ukrainian servicemen wounded amid shelling in Donbas

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