On May 28, armed Russian mercenaries landed three attacks in Donbas combat zone.
In Donetsk region, the enemy used mounted anti-tank grenade launchers and heavy machine guns to attack Ukrainian positions near Pavlopol.
In Luhansk region, enemy troops opened fire in Krymske. The pro-Kremlin militants used 120 mm mortars, grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms.
Ukrainian soldiers returned fire to repel the enemy and cease the armed provocations.
No combat casualties took place among Ukrainian forces during the day. However, as we reported earlier, Commanding officer of Ukrainian Army's 1st Tank Brigade, Lieutenant Colonel Yuriy Mezhakov passed away in Donbas combat area. This is mentioned in the message of the press office of Joint Forces Operation HQ. Lt.Col. Yuriy Mezhakov led the unit since 2019.
On May 27, the Ukrainian military shot down an enemy drone flying over positions in the Mariinka area (Donetsk region). This is stated in the daily report of Ukraine's Ministry of Defense, published on its website.
"In addition, in the morning, Ukrainian defenders shot down an enemy Quadcopter UAV, which was flying over positions in the Mariinka area," the statement said.