Russian-led forces launch 18 attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas.

On July 17, the armed formations of the Russian Federation violated ceasefire in the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) area in Donbas 18 times.

“The enemy used 82mm mortars banned under the Minsk agreements, grenade launchers of different systems, anti-tank missile system, weapons on infantry fighting vehicles, heavy machine guns, and small arms to shell Ukrainian positions,” the press center of the JFO Headquarters reports.

Over the past day, no casualties among Ukrainian defenders were reported. According to intelligence reports, on July 17, one Russian invader was killed.

The Ukrainian military gave a decent response to the enemy attacks and thwarted hostile armed activity with authorized weapons.

Today, the Russian armed formations have not opened fire yet.

The situation in the JFO area remains controlled by the Joint Forces, the Headquarters added.

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