Over the past day, militants shelled 52 times positions of government troops in the Joint Forces Operation zone in Donbas.

Thirteen times, the enemy employed heavy weapons, banned by the Minsk agreements, according to the press center of the JFO Headquarters.

Read alsoJavelins to help Ukraine defend against Russia yet military's command structure needs to be reformed – CarpenterIntense hostilities were reported in the areas of Avdiyivka, the Butivka coal mine, Maryinka, Svitlodarsk, Luhanske, Lebedynske, Starohnativka, and Nevelske.

On the night of May 2, militants fired twice from 120 mm mortars at the stronghold of Ukrainian troops in the Luhansk direction.

Two Ukrainian military were wounded in combat and evacuated to a hospital where they were provided medical assistance.

Read alsoJoint Forces Operation kicks off in Donbas"Roughly violating international humanitarian law, the invaders at the end of the past day, at 23:00, conducted a fire raid from 152 mm artillery on the village of Troyitske. Russian-terrorist forces fired 15 shells on a peaceful settlement where there are no positions of Ukrainian units. The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission is planning its work in Troyitske today. Civil-military cooperation units will provide assistance to Troyitske residents," the report said.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on the day the JFO as launched in Donbas, four Ukrainian troops were wounded in enemy shellings.