Four Ukrainian soldiers wounded amid seven enemy attacks in Donbas on May 8

09:45, 09 May 2020
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"The Russian Federation's armed formations violated the ceasefire seven times in the past day," the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation Headquarters said on Facebook in an update as of 07:00 Kyiv time on May 9. "As a result, four servicemen of the Joint Forces were wounded in enemy shelling."

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Russian-led forces opened fire from proscribed 120mm and 82mm mortars, an anti-tank missile system, grenade launchers of various types, UAVs, heavy machine guns, and rifles.

Under attack were Ukrainian positions near the towns of Maryinka and Avdiyivka, and the villages of Shyrokyne, Kamianka, Pisky, Orikhove, and Krymske.

Joint Forces returned fire to each enemy attack. According to intelligence data, one member of Russia-led forces was killed and another two were wounded on May 8.

"Since Saturday midnight, Russia-led forces have attacked Ukrainian positions near the villages of Krymske and Khutir Vilny, using 120mm and 82mm mortars, tripod-mounted man-portable antitank guns, and heavy machine guns," the update said.

There have been no Ukrainian army casualties since Saturday midnight.

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