Ukrainian troops in Donbas come under large-caliber weapons attack

Source : 112 Ukraine

Donbas militants violated the ceasefire seven times over the day
22:04, 24 May 2020
May 24, Donbas militants violated the ceasefire seven times and attacked the positions of Ukrainian Armed Forces with the prohibited large-caliber weapons. This was reported by the Ministry of Defense press service.

The enemy used the 122-mm artillery systems to attack the outskirts of Kamyanka village in the Donetsk region. Near Avdiivka, militants used weapons of 82 calibers and also used hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers and small arms.

In the vicinity of Krasnohorivka, they fired from 82-mm mortars, automatic grenade launchers, and heavy machine guns, and Starognativka defenders were attacked twice from grenade launchers of various systems and small arms.

Ukrainian soldiers performing missions near Orikhove were attacked twice by militants using 120-mm mortars, as well as grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns, and small arms.

No losses among Ukrainian soldiers reported. Losses of the opponent are being clarified.

Ukraine offered occupied areas of Donbas to provide them with humanitarian aid to fight against Covid-19 but the so-called ‘local authorities’ refused from the proposal as 112 Ukraine TV channel reported citing President Volodymyr Zelensky.

The president stated he is familiarized with real rates of incidence with coronavirus in the territory of Donetsk and Luhansk regions and the difficult situation there.

“We offered humanitarian aid to common people. They do not get it hiding behind the fact that they have everything to fight Covid-19. There is nothing. There are no infectious hospitals, sufficient beds, or protective means,” the president said.

He stated he succeeded to agree on the entry permit for the humanitarian freight through Red Cross.

“I have agreed directly with the Red Cross and then they admitted and agreed to get the humanitarian aid from the Red Cross,” Zelensky said.

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