Since the beginning of the day, March 5, Russian mercenaries landed three attacks on positions of Ukrainian forces. One serviceman of Ukraine's government forces was wounded in action. The press department of Joint Forces Operation HQ reported that on Friday.
Near Pisky, the militants opened fire from an under-barrel grenade launcher, and near Avdiivka - from small arms.
Not far from Maryinka, pro-Kremlin militants carried out targeted shelling of our positions with sniper weapons. As a result, one Ukrainian soldier received a gunshot wound.
During the day, Ukrainian combat engineers cleared seven hectares of territory from landmines and passed 96 explosives for further safe destruction.
As we reported earlier, the occupation authorities in certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions have stepped up the recruitment of new militants into illegal armed groups. This was stated by the Speaker of the Ministry of Defense Maria Salnyk.
"According to the Main Directorate of Intelligence, the occupants have intensified propaganda among the local population since the end of February," Salnyk said.
So, in public places, at transport stops and near administrative, educational and medical institutions, more and more information is being posted aimed at glorifying the Russian occupation forces.