Ukrainian positions near the village of Kamianka in the Donetsk sector came under mortar fire – the enemy used proscribed 120mm 82mm mortars, the ATO HQ wrote on Facebook on Tuesday, May 9.
Read alsoDonbas militants attack Ukraine 30 times on May 8 – ATO HQSimilar 120mm mortars were used to shell the Ukrainian defenders of the villages of Nevelske and Troyitske, and grenade launchers of various systems were used to attack Ukrainian troops stationed in the village of Luhanske. What is more, 120mm and 82mm mortars and grenade launchers were fired at Ukrainian positions near the village of Verkhniotoretske. Ukrainian strongholds near the town of Avdiyivka came under fire from 120mm and 82mm mortars, grenade launchers and large-caliber machine guns. Positions near the villages of Zaitseve and Pisky were attacked by infantry fighting vehicles, while 82mm mortars, grenade launchers of various systems and small arms were used. Large-caliber machine guns and small arms were fired at the defenders of the village of Novhorodske.
Ukrainian positions near the village of Pavlopil in the Mariupol sector came under mortar fire – 120mm and 82mm mortars were used along with grenade launchers of various systems and small arms. What is more, the enemy used 122mm artillery systems, 120mm mortars, grenade launchers and small arms to shell Ukrainian strongholds near the village of Hnutove. In addition, 82mm mortars, guns of infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers, large-caliber machine guns and small arms were used to attack the Ukrainian Marines stationed near the village of Vodiane. The defenders of the town of Krasnohorivka encountered mortar and grenade barrages, while grenades of various systems were fired at the Ukrainian army positions in the villages of Shyrokyne and Chemarlyk. The enemy fired 82mm mortars and anti-tank grenade launchers at Ukrainian troops stationed near the town of Maryinka. Small arms were used near the village of Hranitne. Enemy snipers were active near the village of Novotroyitske.
Further, Russia's hybrid military forces used 122mm artillery systems to shell Ukrainian positions near the village of Novozvanivka in the Luhansk sector. Ukrainian troops stationed close to the village of Krymske came under fire from 120mm mortars and automatic grenade launchers, while 82mm mortars and grenade launchers of various systems were used to attack Ukrainian servicemen near the village of Troyitske. Anti-tank grenades were fired at Ukrainian positions near the village of Zhovte. The enemy also used grenade launchers of various systems and small arms to fire at the defenders of the villages of Stanytsia Luhanska and Valuyske.
It is noted that in some occasions, when there was an immediate threat to the life and health of Ukrainian troops, their commanders took decisions to adequately return fire.