Donbas conflict: 25 attacks reported, five Ukrainian soldiers wounded

Source : 112 Ukraine

Militants continue to violate Minsk agreement
23:15, 1 May 2017

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The units of Russia-backed occupation forces continue provocative shelling on ATO positions in Donbas. Enemy fired 25 times at strongholds of Ukrainian defenders since midnight. Five officers of Ukrainian Armed Forces were wounded as a result. This was reported by ATO HQ on Facebook.

In Mariupol direction, enemy fired 120 mm mortars, grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms at positions near Pavlopil. 82 mm mortars were used to attack strongholds near Marinka. Militants used 82 mm mortars, grenade launchers of various types and heavy machine guns to attack Krasnohorivka, while grenade launchers of various types, heavy machine guns were fired at Hnutove, Talakivka, Shyrokyne and Vodiane. Enemy snipers were active near Pavlopil.

In Donetsk direction, enemy fired anti-tank missile systems, grenade launchers and small arms at positions near Luhanske. IFV weaponry, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns were used to attack Verknyotoretske, while grenade launchers of various types and small arms were fired at Novhorodske, Avdiivka, Zaytseve and Butivka mine.

In Luhansk direction, enemy fired automatic grenade launchers and heavy machine guns at positions near Novozvanivka. 

Commanders took decisions regarding adequate fire in response in certain cases when there was danger to lives and heath of Ukrainian military officers.

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