​Defenders of Ukraine Repels 12 Enemy Attacks in JFO Area, Shot Down 10 UAVs

Aerial view of a Russian T-72B MBT destroyed by the Ukrainian 53rd Mechanized Brigade
Aerial view of a Russian T-72B MBT destroyed by the Ukrainian 53rd Mechanized Brigade

Ukrainian troops acting as a part of Joint Forces Operation (JFO) Group continue to conduct a defense operation in a certain area of responsibility in the Donetsk and Luhansk areas. The situation is difficult, but controlled. The Ukrainian military have repulsed 12 enemy attacks in Donetsk and Luhansk Regions Tuesday, May 17

The relevant statement was made by the Joint Forces Operation Task Force on Facebook.

“The enemy is using combat aviation, multiple rocket launcher systems, cannon artillery, tanks and mortars all over the defense line. Occupiers are launching missile and air strikes on civil infrastructure facilities, residential areas,” the report states.

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Occupiers are launching missile and air strikes on civil infrastructure facilities, residential areas, Defense Express
Occupiers are launching missile and air strikes on civil infrastructure facilities, residential areas

The occupiers fired on 45 settlements in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, destroyed and damaged 36 residential buildings, 6 industrial and farm enterprises, a supermarket, a sports school, a dormitory, and a pharmay. As a result of these shellings, 8 civilians were killed and 4 were injured (including one 8-year-old child).

Ukrainian defenders hcave repulsed 12 enemy attacks over the past day, and battles are now underway within four more areas.

As a result, the Ukrainian military acting as a part of JFO Group destroyed:

• 3 tanks;

• 3 artillery systems including 1 MLRS;

• 6 armored fighting vehicles;

• 7 trucks (includingthe One with ammunition).

In addition, the Ukrainian anti-aircraft defense units shot down nine Orlan-10 unmanned aerial vehicles and one ZALA type operational-tactical unmanned aerial complex.

A Russian Orlan-10 reconnaissance UAV was reportedly shot down with a DShK heavy machine gun by the Ukrainian forces on the Eastern front, Defense Express
A Russian Orlan-10 reconnaissance UAV was reportedly shot down with a DShK heavy machine gun by the Ukrainian forces on the Eastern front

“Ukrainian servicemen continue to bravely and heroically restrain the invasion of the Russian occupiers,” the report states.

As Defense Express reported Ukraine to get at least two companies of T-72 tanks thanks to agreement between Czechia and Germany.

Find more details on the theme in a publication by Defense Express:

Ukraine to Get At Least Two Companies of T-72 Tanks Thanks to Czechia and Germany Agreement

Ukraine to Get At Least Two Companies of T-72 Tanks Thanks to Czechia and Germany Agreement, Defense Express

Find more on the current details of Ukraine-russia war as well as russia’s combat losses in a publications by Defense Express:

Day 83rd of War Between Ukraine and Russian Federation (Live Updates)

Day 83rd of War Between Ukraine and Russian Federation (Live Updates), Defense Express

The 83rd Day of the War: Russian Casualties in Ukraine

The 83rd Day of the War: Russian Casualties in Ukraine, Defense Express

Ukraine’s General Staff Operational Report: Armed Forces of Belarus to Continue the Measures of the Second Stage Of the Combat Readiness Test

Destroyed russia's tank / Photo credit: the General Staff of Ukraine, Defense Express
Destroyed russia's tank / Photo credit: the General Staff of Ukraine
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