A facility after shelling in Donbas, eastern Ukraine / REUTERS

Two Ukrainian villages – Loskutivka and Zaitseve – in Luhansk region came under heavy artillery fire opened by Russian-led forces in occupied Donbas on May 8, as a result of the attacks, a 75-year-old woman was wounded.

"As an act of provocation before May 9 [World War II Victory Day], the enemy also opened fire from heavy artillery systems at the village of Loskutivka, which is located far from the contact line, and continued shelling the village of Zaitseve, where a woman, born in 1943, who was working in the garden at that moment, was injured," the Ukrainian Joint Forces Operation's press center said on Facebook on May 9.

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Six private houses in Loskutivka were destroyed during the attack.

As UNIAN reported earlier, there were 57 enemy targeted attacks on the Ukrainian army in the past day. "In particular, the occupation forces lobbed over 200 shells of 120mm and 82mm mortars and fired about a hundred 122mm artillery rounds at our defenders," a Ukrainian Defense Ministry spokesman said.