Donbas conflict update: More military activity in east Ukraine
21:36, 30 May 2016

Donbas conflict update: More military activity in east Ukraine

At least 5 attacks from Russian-backed militants reported

21:36, 30 May 2016

At least five attacks from Russian-backed forces have been reported over the past 24 hours in east Ukraine, ATO (Anti-Terroristic Operation) press center informed.

‘Situation in ATO area remains unstable, although the number of attacks has significantly reduced. Five attacks have been reported today’, - ATO press center reports.

Russian-backed militants shelled Ukrainian Armed Forces near Verkhniotoretske and Novobakhmutovka with 120 mm mortars and Krasnohorivka – from small arms. Near Talakovka, militans attacked Ukrainian forces with small arms and automatic grenade launchers at around 6 a.m.

Near Novotroitske, Russian-backed forces used small arms and heavy machine guns to shell Ukrainian military.

Three Ukrainian soldiers were killed, eight were injured in ATO area over the past 24 hours.

Related: 42 Ukrainian soldiers died in Donbas conflict, 350 were wounded since the start of 2016

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