During the past 24 hours, on May 6, 16 violations of the "ceasefire regime" were recorded in Donbas, and five more were since the beginning of the current day, on May 7. The day before, two soldiers were killed and another was wounded in the shelling. The press service of the Joint Forces Operation reported this.
"Over the past 24 hours, on May 6, 16 violations of the ceasefire were recorded in the area of the Joint Forces Operation," the statement said.
The Russia-backed separatist forces twice opened fire from 120 and 82 mm mortars, large-calibre machine guns, grenade launchers and tripod-mounted man-portable antitank gun near the settlement of Luhanske.
82 mm mortars, light anti-tank weapon and large-calibre machine-gun were fired twice near the Novhorodske settlement, and a tripod-mounted man-portable antitank gun was fired near the Pivdenne.
In the direction of our positions, near the settlement of Pyshchevyk, Russian-backed forces used large-calibre machine-gun, and near the village of Shumy - small arms weapons.
In the area of Talakivka, two VOG-17 frag grenade shots were dropped from a UAV on our positions, and backed separatist forces twice opened fire from grenade launchers of various systems and small arms weapons in the suburbs of the settlement of Novotoshkivske.
Near the village of Zaytseve, Russian militants fired from a large-calibre machine gun and opened fire with a light anti-tank weapon and small arms weapons near the village of Novotroitske. In the vicinities of Pisky, pro-Kremlin separatist forces opened fire three times with grenade launchers of various systems, large-calibre machine-gun and small arms weapons.
As a result of enemy shelling, two servicemen received gunshot wounds. Unfortunately, the medics could not save their lives.
Another Ukrainian soldier received a shrapnel wound. The defender was promptly given first aid and evacuated to a medical facility. The wounded man is in critical condition.
As for the morning of May 7, five ceasefire violations had been reported. Thus, near Pisky, Russian militants opened fire three times with 82-caliber mortars, grenade launchers of various systems and large-calibre machine-gun, and with a light anti-tank weapon and large-calibre machine-gun near Avdiivka. In the area of the settlement of the Pivdenne backed separatist forces carried out distant mining from the light anti-tank weapon by POM-2 mines.
As it was reported, on Tuesday, May 4, the OSCE SMM recorded 217 violations of the "ceasefire regime". All violations were recorded in the Donetsk region.