On the morning of February 18, the armed groups of the Russian Federation attacked the positions of the Ukrainian joint Forces units near the settlements of Novotoshkovskoye, Orekhovo, Krymskoye, Khutor Volny.
Occupants are firing at our defenders with weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements. The enemy uses 120 mm mortars. Also, the enemy fires from grenade launchers various systems and heavy machine guns.
Under fire cover, the invaders began active offensive operations and attempted to advance through the demarcation line.
According to the JFO headquarters, the battle is now underway.
As a result of enemy shelling, Ukrainian defenders suffered losses.
The United Forces give an adequate response to the armed formation of the Russian , and the invaders are fired in order to suppress their armed activity. Losses among opponent also.
In a February 17 report, the JFO headquarters recorded that the invaiders violated the ceasefire 8 times before the start of the battle. On Sunday, the enemy fired on our positions from Minsk’s forbidden agreements with 120 mm and 82 mm mortars, as well as grenade launchers of various systems and heavy machine guns.
By February 18 morning, in the area of responsibility of the Vostok operational-tactical group, Russian-terrorist troops carried out six attacks at our positions: 12 rounds from the Gnutovo settlement — from an easel anti-tank grenade launcher, and also fired from a heavy machine gun; two times nearby Pavlopol – from a 82 mm mortar – 7 minutes, a manual anti-tank grenade launcher and a heavy machine gun; near Sands – from automatic easel grenade launchers; in the Vodyanoy area – from an easel anti-tank grenade launcher – 8 shots, as well as from a heavy machine gun; near Berezov – from an easel anti-tank grenade launcher – 8 shots.
In addition, in the area of responsibility of the operational-tactical group “North”, the enemy fired on Orekhovo defenders twice, firing at our positions 3 mines from a 120-mm mortar, 4 mines from a 82-mm mortar and fired from an automatic easel grenade launcher.
Yesterday, February 17, as a result of enemy shelling, no losses among the Ukrainian defenders.