Ukrainian army reports one soldier wounded in Donbas over past day amid 23 attacks by Russian mercenaries

The security situation in the Joint forces operation (JFO) remains under control of the Ukrainian troops despite constant attempts of combined Russian-separatist forces to invite their retaliation along the entire length of the contact line.

As reported by Censor.NET citing the latest update by the JFO headquarters press center as of July 9, the invaders committed 23 attacks on Ukrainian military personnel using armament of infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms.

It is noteworthy that the enemy committed no assaults at Luhansk section of the forefront over the past 24-hour period.

"No major hostilities were recorded in Popasna and Svitlodarsk directions: the enemy fired upon our positions in the vicinity of Novozvanivka, Svitlodarsk and Novoluhanske with automatic grenade launchers and heavy machine guns.

"At Donetsk section of the frontline, the invaders employed armament of infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers, large-caliber machine guns and small arms against the JFO units deployed on the outskirts of Avdiivka, Nevelske, Novotroitske, Pisky and Opytne. Our troops sustained no casualties amid seven attacks committed at this section of the forefront over the past 24 hours," the situation report reads.

According to JFO HQ, the fiercest attacks were recorded in Mariupol direction yesterday: the Russian mercenaries fired upon the defenders of Vodiane, Lebedynske and Shyrokyne with IFV armament, grenade launchers and small arms 12 times resulting in one injured Ukrainian soldier.

"The Russian occupying forces violated truce six times today, July 10, using grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms in the Popasna and Mariupol directions: the strongholds of the defenders of Orikhove, Vodiane, Shyrokyne and Lebedynske came under fire. No Ukrainian serviceman was killed or injured today," the statement reads.

Intelligence sources indicate one Russian mercenary killed over the past day.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3075663