Russian-led forces use Grad, artillery in Donbas; number of attacks on Ukraine grows to 58 in past day
The Russian-led forces resorted to Grad multiple rocket launchers and 122mm artillery systems, having increased the number of attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, to 58 incidents in the past day, May 19.
At night, the enemy mounted five attacks with the use of banned, heavy weapons, including BM-21 multiple rocket launchers to shell the town of Avdiyivka and areas near the Donetsk Water Filtration Station, the press center of the Ukrainian Joint Forces' Operation (JFO) wrote on Facebook on the morning of Sunday, May 20.
Russia's hybrid military forces also mounted 22 attacks on Ukrainian forces, using 122mm artillery, 120mm and 82mm mortars.
The JFO forces were actively defending themselves. In the Luhansk sector, the enemy failed to oust the Ukrainian army from their positions near the villages of Novotoshkivske, Krymske, Novozvanivka, Troyitske and the town of Zolote.
In the Donetsk sector, fighting continued near the town of Avdiyivka and the villages of Zaitseve, Zalizne, and Novotroyitske. The enemy opened fire from the residential quarters of the occupied town of Horlivka, thus endangering civilians living there.
Active fighting continued in the Mariupol sector. In particular, the villages of Pyshchevyk, Talakivka and Shyrokyne were hot spots there.
In the past day, three Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in action. They were rushed to hospital, and there is no threat to their life now.
According to intelligence report, the Ukrainian army eliminated one enemy soldier and three were wounded.
As UNIAN reported earlier, there were 43 attacks on Ukrainian troops on May 18.
On May 19, the Russian-led forces shelled the residential area of the village of Zaitseve, using 120mm mortars. A house was damaged as a result of the bombardment.