Ukrainian military return fire to enemy attacks in Donbas, killing two, wounding three occupiers

Ukraine reported no casualties from day-start on Saturday.

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Russian occupation forces on Friday eight times violated the ceasefire, employing 120 mm and 82 mm mortars proscribed by the Minsk agreements, as well as grenade launchers of various types, heavy machine guns, and small arms, when firing on Ukraine defense positions.

In the area of ​​responsibility of the PIVNICH [North] tactical group, just outside Krymsky, the enemy fired grenade launchers of various types and small arms, reads the morning update by the Joint Forces Command. Ukrainian defenders near Shumy were being mortared for eight minutes. Repeated enemy attacks were reported near the village of Orikhove, where the occupation forces fired proscribed 120 mm mortars, as well as grenade launchers of various types, heavy machine guns, and small arms.

On the approaches to Khutir Vilnyi, Ukrainian defenders were fired upon twice as the enemy employed banned 120 mm and 82 mm mortars. Also, the aggressors fired grenade launchers and heavy machine guns. In the area of ​​responsibility of the SKHID [East] tactical group the enemy opened fire near Slavne.

They used grenade launchers and small arms. During an engineering reconnaissance effort near the village of Novotoshkivske, two Ukrainian troops were injured in a landmine blast. Both were provided first aid and promptly evacuated to a hospital. Their condition is reported as satisfactory.

Ukrainian soldiers returned fire to enemy attacks, coercing the invaders to cease aggressive actions. According to intelligence reports, on June 19, Ukrainian soldiers killed two and wounded at least three enemy troops. From day-start on Saturday, Russian occupation forces opened fire near Avdiyivka, employing 82 mm mortars, grenade launchers, and heavy machine guns. No casualties were reported among Ukrainian troops.

(C)UNIAN 2020

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