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 No fatalities in Ukrainian army, four soldiers wounded as Russian mercenaries committed 19 attacks in past day, - JFO center

Combined Russian-separatist forces continue violating truce in the Joint forces operation (JFO) zone by attacking Ukrainian troops’ including with heavy weapons banned by the Minsk accords.

Censor.NET reports citing the update by the JFO headquarters press center as of July 4, 2018.

"The Russian occupation forces continued violating cease-fire along the entire length of the contact line over the past day, July 4. The enemy committed attacks mainly using grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms while weapons banned by the Minsk agreements were also used at certain sections of the forefront. The enemy committed a total of 19 attacks on our positions including two heavy weapons bombardments," the report reads.

"In Luhansk direction, the situation was tense in the vicinity of Krymske, where the enemy committed attacks using 82-mm mortar, armament of infantry fighting vehicle, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns. The defenders of Prychepylivka came under automatic grenade launcher fire. Hostilities were also recorded at Svitlodarsk section of the forefront over the past day, where our positions were fired upon with tripod-mounted anti-tank grenade launchers and large-caliber machine guns. Two our soldiers were wounded in the abovementioned attacks.

"In Horlivka direction, the invaders employed automatic grenade launchers, RPGs, heavy machine guns and small arms against defenders of Zaitseve and Pivdenne villages to cover the advance of their subversive and reconnaissance group. The enemy’s plans were foiled thanks to properly organized defense. One saboteur was killed in blast of an explosive device, another six were wounded. However, two Ukrainian servicemen were injured in this assault," the statement reads.

"At Donetsk section of the frontline, the enemy employed grenade launchers and small arms against defenders of Avdiivka, Nevelske and Novomykhailivka. The occupants continued inviting retaliation of our servicemen in Mariupol direction: the suburbs of Talakivka village were fired upon with 120- mm mortars and RPGs. Our positions near Vodiane, Pavlopil, Lebedynske and Shyrokyne also came under fire.

"The Russian occupation forces continue ignoring declared truce by firing our positions three times today. Small arms attack was recorded near Stanytsia Luhanska village at Luhansk section of the forefront. Defenders of Shyrokyne and Talakivka in Mariupol direction also came under small arms fire. Our troops sustained no casualties today," the JFO HQ said.

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