Over the day, March 2, pro-Russian militants shelled positions of the Joint Forces in Donbas five times, one Ukrainian soldier was wounded. This is stated by the press center of the JFO on Facebook.
“During the current day, March 2, the enemy fired at the positions of our troops five times, one of them they used heavy weapons,” it was reported.
Militants fired at the positions of JFO units from mortars of 120 mm caliber near Vodyane, from automatic grenade launchers in the Verkhnyotoretske area, from hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers and small arms - near Pisky settlement.
Illegal armed formations also carried out shelling from heavy antitank grenade launchers, large-caliber machine guns and small arms in the Lebedynske area, and Ukrainian defenders were fired from grenade launchers near Travneve.
As a result, one Ukrainian soldier was wounded.
Earlier president Petro Poroshenko announced the decision to raise the monetary support for the servicemen on the frontline while being in one of the main spots of the Joint Forces operation. The press service of the President of Ukraine reports this.
"I made a decision and instruct the minister to raise the level of monetary support for those fighters who are on the frontline. From April 1, I order to increase the additional payment on the first line by $75. The minimum additional payment should be $500 for each soldier," Poroshenko stated.
Besides, the President added that the additional payment on the second line must be increased by $37 and its level must be $205. “We have to confirm that my top priority as the President and the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of Ukraine," - Petro Poroshenko outlined.
Poroshenko also emphasized the importance of providing monetary support for the Ukrainian military sailors defending the Azov coast. "The sailors during combat operations at sea should receive additional payment similar to the one the soldiers on the first line get," – the Head of State said.