Russian proxies continue using banned weapons in Donbas / Photo from UNIAN

"As soon as it got dark, militants repeatedly opened fire on our strongholds near the village of Novotroyitske in the Mariupol sector, using 120mm mortars, which are banned by the Minsk agreements. They also used small arms and grenade launchers. Ukrainian troops near the town of Maryinka in the Donetsk sector were under enemy sniper fire. The ATO positions near the town of Avdiyivka were shelled with grenade launchers of various systems and small arms," the ATO HQ said.

Read alsoOSCE drones spot large concentration of weaponry near Svitlodarsk in DonbasIllegal armed formations also violated the full ceasefire in the Luhansk sector. They used grenade launchers and large-caliber machine-guns to shell Ukrainian troops near the village of Novo-Oleksandrivka.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Russian-backed militants violated the full ceasefire in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, 13 times on Wednesday, May 4. They used grenade launchers near the town of Avdiyivka. No Ukrainian soldiers were killed on that day, but two were wounded in a landmine blast, according to spokesperson for the presidential administration for ATO issues Olekandr Motuzianyk.