Ukrainian army reports one soldier injured amid 37 attacks by Russian mercenaries

The security situation in the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) zone showed signs of exacerbation at certain sections of the frontline over the past day but nevertheless remained fully controlled by the Ukrainian military.

As reported by Censor.NET citing the latest update by the JFO headquarters press center as of Sept. 13, combined Russian-separatist forces committed 37 attacks on the Ukrainian troops’ strongholds using weapons banned by the Minsk agreements six times.

The invaders fired upon the defenders of Stanytsia Luhanska, Krymske, Novotoshkivske, Luhanske, Troitske, Verkhniotoretske, Avdiivka, Pisky, Krasnohorivka, Marinka, Berezove, Starohnativka, Hranitne, Chermalyk, Pavlopil, Hnutove, Lebedynske and Shyrokyne with grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms.

The Russian mercenaries also bombarded the Ukrainian soldiers deployed near Chermalyk, Hnutove and Vodiane with 82-mm mortars and committed strikes from 120-mm mortars on the defenders of Chermalyk and Krymske. The Ukrainian troops’ strongholds in the vicinity of Krymske, Troitske, Chermalyk and Hnutove were fired upon with the armament of infantry fighting vehicles. The enemy used anti-tank guided missiles in attacks on the outskirts of Novotoshkivske and Hranitne yesterday.

Moreover, the Russian occupation forces barraged residential neighborhood of Vodiane village, the Mariupol section of the forefront, with weapons banned by the Minsk accords. Five mortar shells with caliber of 120 mm that came from the direction of occupied Uzhivka village hit the neighborhood on the eastern outskirts of Vodiane. The shelling caused no civilian casualties and did not inflict damage on the houses.

"One Ukrainian soldier was wounded in action over the past 24 hours," the report reads.

Intelligence sources indicate one Russian mercenary eliminated and four wounded yesterday.

"Today, Sept. 14, the enemy mounted four attacks on Ukrainian troops’ strongholds: one at the Luhansk section of the frontline near Krymske village and the rest at the Mariupol direction near the villages of Hnutove, Vodiane and Shyrokyne. In all the cases, the enemy fired upon the Ukrainian military personnel from grenade launchers, large-caliber machine guns and small arms inflicting no casualties on them," the statement reads.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3086140