Over the last 24 hours, Russian militants violated the ceasefire regime in eastern Ukraine 15 times. On four occasions, they used Minsk-banned mortars of 82 and 120 mm. Ukraine's Defense Ministry reported that on May 3.
Avdiivka, Novotroitske, Hnutove, Mariinka, Lebedynske, Shyrokyne, Pishchevik and Pavlopol came under fire in Donetsk region.
Three Ukrainian servicemen were injured in combat with the illegal armed formations.
Recently, Ihor Kolomoysky, the Ukrainian businessman and oligarch shared his view that there's a 'civilian conflict' going on in Donbas, and Russia has been supporting one of the sides in it.
When asked about the belligerents in this war, Kolomoysky replied that 'Ukrainians fight against Ukrainians'.
The Ukrainian oligarch believes if it was not for Russia's support, the conflict would have been settled a long time ago. The businessman is convinced that Russia provoked and organized these hostilities in Ukraine.