Over the past 24-hour period, hybrid Russian forces intensified attacks on the Ukrainian troops using heavy weapons banned by the cease-fire deal.
As reported by the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) headquarters press center as of Sept. 30, the Russian invaders committed 28 attacks on the government forces’ strongholds including six strikes with heavy weapons banned by the Minsk agreements.
The Russian forces employed 120- and 82-mm mortars, armament of infantry fighting vehicles, anti-tank missile systems, grenade launchers of various types, large-caliber machine guns, and small arms against the defenders of Krymske, Novotoshkivske, Katerynivka, Novozvanivka, Troitske, Luhanske, Opytne, Pisky, Pavlopil, Hnutove, Vodiane, Lebedynske and Shyrokyne.
“The invaders bombarded our troops’ stronghold in the vicinity of Luhanske at the Svitlodarsk salient from 120-mm mortars three times and employed mortars of the same type against the strong point of the Joint Forces fighters near Hnutove and Vodiane on the Sea of Azov littoral. Besides, the defenders of Hnutove were barraged with 82-mm mortar shells and anti-tank guided missiles.
“The defenders of Vodiane also came under strikes with anti-tank guided missiles. The Joint Forces fighters stationed in the vicinity of Krymske, Troitske and Vodiane were fired upon with armament of infantry fighting vehicles.
“One Ukrainian soldier was wounded in action over the past 24 hours,” the report reads.
Intelligence sources indicate four invaders eliminated and eight wounded yesterday.
“Today, Oct. 1, the enemy mounted two attacks on the Joint Forces’ strongholds in the vicinity of Novotroitske and Vodiane using grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms. No Ukrainian soldier was killed or wounded in these assaults,” the press center said.