Over the last 24 hours, Ukraine’s government troops in Donbas have suffered no casualties. Colonel Andriy Lysenko, the spokesman for the Armed Forces, said that at a briefing in Kyiv on May 17.
According to the military official, the enemy used tanks and mortars to fire on Ukrainian positions in Avdiivka, Donetsk region; the attacks on this town’s residential districts continue. In Zhovte and Tryokhizbenka, Luhansk region, Russia-backed militants used mortars, too.
Most of the reported attacks have taken place after dark; no fighting was reported in the area of Svitlodarsk bulge and Donetsk airport.