Donbas: Russian mercenaries land eight attacks since beginning of day

Source : 112 Ukraine

One Ukrainian serviceman was wounded in action
15:02, 22 May 2020


Since the early hours of May 22, Russian militants have attacked positions of Ukrainian troops in Donbas eight times. The enemy used weapons banned by Minsk agreements. 

According to the Defense Ministry of Ukraine, pro-Kremlin mercenaries used small arms, heavy machine guns, grenade launchers, as well as mortars of 82 mm and 120 mm calibers. In general, the hostile troops attacked Bohdanivka, Starohnativka, Verkhnyotoretske and Vodyane.

One Ukrainian fighter was wounded on combat.

As we reported earlier, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has awarded Colonel Serhiy Hubanov the title of Hero of Ukraine (posthumously). This is mentioned on the website of the President's Office.

Hubanov is the veteran of Donbas conflict; when the hostilities began in spring 2014, he served with the Ukrainian police in Luhansk region. 

"We lost the legendary commander of Luhansk-1 battalion. Serhiy Hubanov was one of these Luhansk-based policemen who did not abandon their loyalty oath to Ukraine. He dreamed of watching the yellow-blue banner unfurl over Luhansk. The day will come, and this dream will come true. Eternal gory to our hero!", Zelensky commented.

Related: Day in Donbas: No casualties among Ukrainian forces

Serhiy Hubanov was in charge of Luhansk-1, the volunteer battalion of Ukraine's Interior Ministry; on May 21, 2020, he sustained a fatal injury while on a combat mission in Novoaidar district, Luhansk region. He sustained a deadly shrapnel injury.

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