Donbas update: Ukraine reports 6 WIAs amid 37 enemy attacks
Russia's hybrid military forces mounted 37 attacks on Ukrainian army positions in Donbas in the past 24 hours, with six Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action (WIA).
"Six of our servicemen were wounded in combat and immediately evacuated to hospitals," the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation (JFO) said in an update on Facebook as of 07:00 Kyiv time on May 29, 2018.
"Active fighting continued with the greatest intensity near the town of Zolote and the villages of Krymske and Novotoshkivske in the Luhansk sector, as well as near the towns of Svitlodarsk and Maryinka and the villages of Novoselivka Druha, Novomykhailivka, Starohnativka, Vodiane and Shyrokyne," the report says.
The Ukrainian troops returned fire following enemy attacks from mortars and small arms.
Read alsoJFO: Ukraine reports 2 WIA's amid 22 enemy attacksRussian occupation forces have violated the norms of the International Humanitarian Law three times over the past day, carrying out attacks against civilians. At about 05:00 Kyiv time, the occupiers opened fire from a grenade launcher on the village of Chermalyk. At about 11:40, hiding behind the residential quarters of the town of Horlivka, they started mortaring the village of Zalizne, killing a 15-year-old teenager. At about 15:00, the terrorists opened fire on the village of Pivdenne, which resulted in a civilian sustaining shrapnel wounds.
Criminal cases were opened on the facts of shelling of peaceful settlements by the Russian occupation troops.
No casualties have been reported among the Ukrainian military since the beginning of the day.
According to intelligence data, three occupiers were killed and another five wounded.