Russian-led forces use banned weapons in five out of fifteen attacks on Ukraine army in past day

28 Oct 2018 | Ukraine
Russian-led forces use banned weapons in five out of fifteen attacks on Ukraine army in past day

Russia's hybrid military forces used banned weapons, namely 120mm mortars, in five out of fifteen attacks they mounted on the Ukrainian army in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, on Saturday, October 27. "In the past day, the enemy shelled our positions near the town of Svitlodarsk, and close to the villages of Krymske, Luhanske, Pisky, Opytne, Pavlopil, Hnutove, Vodiane, and Lebedynske," the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation said in an update on Facebook as of 07:00 Kyiv time on October 28, 2018. Russia's occupation forces used grenade launchers, large-caliber machine guns and small arms.

They resorted to 120mm mortars to shell the position of Ukraine's Joint Forces near Luhanske, while 82mm mortars were used to attack Ukrainian positions near Svitlodarsk, Pisky and Vodiane. The latter came under mortar fire twice in the past day. In addition to mortars, the enemy used grenade launchers of various systems, large-caliber machine guns and small arms near Luhanske and Pisky. The Russian-led forces were most active in Donetsk region near the Sea of Azov. The Ukrainian troops managed to suppress the enemy firepower. One member of Ukraine's Joint Forces was killed in action, the update said. According to Ukrainian intelligence data, two enemy troops were eliminated, another two were wounded. Since Sunday midnight, the enemy has opened fire once, the incident was reported near the town of Avdiyivka. No heavy weapons have been used. No Ukrainian casualties have been reported. unian