Russian Occupation Forces Launched 11 Attacks in Donbas Over Past Day

The occupation forces used weapons banned by the Minsk agreements 10 times during the shelling


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Russian occupation forces launched eleven attacks, using weapons banned under the Minsk agreements ten times, on positions of Ukrainian troops in the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) area in Donbas over the past day.

“The enemy fired 74 120mm and 82mm mortars, antitank missile system, weapons on infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers, heavy machine guns, sniper and small arms on Ukrainian troops,” the JFO Headquarters press center reports on Facebook.

In the zone of action of tactical force ‘East,’ invaders opened fire from automatic mounted grenade launchers and heavy machine guns near Lebedynske (16km east of Mariupol); from sniper arms – outside Marinka (23km southwest of Donetsk).

In the zone of action of tactical force ‘North,’ Russian-led troops fired 120mm and 82mm mortars and grenade launchers on Ukrainian positions near Novoluhanske (53km northeast of Donetsk); 120mm and 82mm mortars, heavy machine guns and small arms – near Staryi Aidar (20km northwest of Luhansk); 120mm and 82mm mortars, grenade launchers of different systems and heavy machine guns – in the area of Katerynivka (64km west of Luhansk); 120mm mortars and weapons on BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicle – outside Troitske (69km west of Luhansk); 82mm mortars – near Pishchane (22km north of Luhansk) and Stanytsia Luhanska (16km northeast of Luhansk); antitank missile system – near Vilne (70km southwest of Donetsk).

Three Ukrainian soldiers were wounded during the shelling.

According to intelligence, two invaders were killed and five more were wounded on March 20. A munitions depot and one military vehicle of the enemy were also destroyed.

Source Ukrinform
date 21.03.2019
categories Joint Forces Operation
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