Russia's hybrid military forces have mounted 17 attacks on Ukrainian army positions in Donbass in the past 24 hours, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as wounded in action, the press center of the ATO HQ has said.
“One Ukrainian soldier was wounded as a result of the enemy shelling. He was immediately delivered to a military mobile hospital and provided with necessary medical assistance”, - the report said.
"Over the past day, the Russian occupation groups have increased the number and intensity of shelling of Ukrainian defenders. In addition to heavy mortars, the enemy used tank armament and artillery systems in certain areas of the contact line, which is a gross violation of Minsk agreements. Fire provocations further intensified after dark", - the press center reported on Thursday.
In the Luhansk sector, the Svitlodarska Duha bulge became the epicenter of tension in the evening hours. Here, the enemy used 122mm artillery systems and repeatedly fired 120mm mortars on the Ukrainian positions near the village of Luhanske. Ten 122mm artillery shells and about two dozen 120mm mines blew up near the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Troyitske. In addition, the invaders fired mortars of various calibers and grenade launchers on the defenders of the village of Krymske, as well as 82mm mortars and light infantry weapons near the village of Novhorodske.
In the Donetsk sector, it was relatively calm at night, but in the daytime, the aggressor was firing from tanks, grenade launchers of various types, and heavy machine guns near the village of Pisky for more than an hour. Grenade launchers and machine guns were also used by the invaders near the village of Shyrokyne.
In addition, another actual presence in Donbass of Russian weapons has been recorded over the past day. Ukraine's air defense unit shot down a Russian-made Orlan-10 unmanned aerial vehicle. For the last month and a half, this is the fourth downed drone of this type.