As a result of ceasefire violations by Russian-backed forces in the Donbas warzone on Tuesday, May 7, a soldier of Ukrainian Joint Forces was killed in action and another two were injured, according to the JF Operation press service.
Russian armed formations shelled positions of the Ukrainian units using 122mm artillery systems, 120mm and 82mm mortars, also firing weapons installed on infantry combat vehicles, as well as anti-tank missiles, and opening fire from large-caliber machine guns, automatic rifles, and sniper weapons.
In the zone of responsibility of the "Skhid" [East] operational-tactical grouping, the enemy six times attacked Joint Forces' positions: twice using 120mm mortars near Avdiyivka; 82mm mortars, large-caliber machine guns, and small arms – near the village of Vodiane; automatic grenade launchers, large-caliber machine guns, and small arms – near Hnutove; MANPADs – in the area of Novoselivka Druha; and small arms – near the village of Bohdanivka.
In the Pivnich grouping's zone of responsibility, the enemy engaged JF positions seven times: four times using 122mm artillery systems, 120mm mortars, anti-tank missile systems, and large-caliber machine guns – near the village of Novozvanivka; 122mm artillery systems, 120mm mortars, IFV arms, and automatic grenade launchers – outside Popasna; sniper weapons - near Pivdenne, and small arms - within the parties' separation zone near the village of Luhanske.
“As a result of the shelling, a JF soldier was killed, and two were injured. Joint Forces delivered an adequate response to enemy provocations. Within the parties' separation area near Stanytsia Luhanska, Joint Forces did not return fire in response to the shelling. Reports on enemy losses are being verified," the press center concluded.