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Russia's hybrid military forces on May 17 mounted eight attacks on Ukrainian army positions in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, with three Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action.

"The Russian Federation's armed formations violated the ceasefire eight 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 18. "As a result, three Ukrainian servicemen were wounded in enemy shelling."

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Russian-led forces opened fire from proscribed 82mm mortars, grenade launchers of various types, UAVs, heavy machine guns, and small arms.

Under attack were Ukrainian positions near the town of Avdiyivka, and the villages of Slavne, Nevelske, Pisky, and Novo-Oleksandrivka.

The Joint Forces returned fire in response to each enemy attack. According to intelligence data, two members of Russia-led forces were killed and another two were wounded on May 17.

The enemy did not attack Ukrainian positions from 00:00 to 07:00 Kyiv time on May 18.

No casualties were reported among Ukrainian troops on Monday.