The battle near the settlements of Novotoshkivske, Orikhove, Krymske and Khutir Vilnyi in the Donbass has already ended. This was reported by the press center of the Joint Forces Operation.
"The units of the Joint Forces gave an adequate fire response to the enemy and retained full control over the situation. Among the Ukrainian defenders, unfortunately, one was killed, four were slightly injured, they receive medical assistance. The enemy has one dead and five critically wounded.
It is reported that the enemy requested a ceasefire.
"The positions of the Ukrainian defenders are not lost. The reserve units from the Joint Forces are ready for engagement. The situation is fully controlled. We continue to defend Ukraine from the aggressor", - the JFO headquarters noted.
As previously reported, the militants attacked the positions of the Joint Forces units near the settlements of Novotoshkivske, Orikhove, Krymske and Khutir Vilnyi in the morning of February 18.