REUTERS

One Ukrainian soldier was killed in action, another serviceman was wounded in action amid six enemy attacks in Donbas on Thursday, May 16.

"As a result of shelling, one member of the Joint Forces was killed, another defender was wounded," the press center of the Joint Force Operation headquarters said on Facebook in an evening update on May 16.

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Russia-led forces opened fire on Ukrainian positions, using proscribed 120mm and 82mm mortars, as well as weapons of infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers of various systems, large-caliber machine guns and small arms.

Hot spots in the Skhid (East) sector were the villages of Vodiane, Troyitske, Kamyanka, Bohdanivka, and Pavlopil.

The village of Novozvanivka in the Pivnich (North) sector was attacked by infantry fighting vehicles. Illegal armed formations also used grenade launchers to attack Ukrainian positions near the village.

Ukraine's Joint Forces had to fire back. "Information about enemy losses is being verified," the press center said.