"After continuous provocation and shelling by the enemy, the infantry of the 53rd brigade had to move forward a long distance. And they not only advanced, but also mounted defenses on new advanced positions," the volunteer said on Facebook on Monday, May 22.
The occupied town of Debaltseve is now one kilometer closer, he added.
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Under the Minsk II peace agreements dated February 12, 2015, Debaltseve should be under control of the Ukrainian authorities.
As UNIAN reported earlier, Russia's hybrid military forces continued shelling Ukrainian positions on Monday, May 22. They used heavy artillery weapons twice during the day. One Ukrainian soldier was wounded in action.