JFO: Ukraine reports 2 WIA's amid 33 enemy attacks

11:05, 26 May 2018
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Photo from Ukraine's Defence Ministry

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The situation remains tense in the area of the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) in eastern Ukraine. Fighting with Russian-led forces continued almost along the entire contact line, where the occupiers used proscribed heavy weapons 13 times, the press center of Ukraine's JFO said in an update on Facebook on May 26, 2018.

The most active fighting continued near the villages of Krymske, Troyitske, Luhanske, Vodiane, Shyrokyne, and the town of Maryinka.

"Ukraine's joint forces fired back not to let the occupiers force out the Ukrainian army units from the defense positions. During the hostilities, two Ukrainian soldiers were wounded. Doctors say they are out of danger," the report says.

According to intelligence data, two militants were killed and four others were wounded.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) Oleksandr Turchynov arrived at the Ukrainian positions in the area of the Joint Forces Operation following a serious deterioration of the situation in Donbas. He said the number of attacks on Ukrainian army positions and Donbas settlements seen over the past week was the largest in the past six months.

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