Three Ukrainian soldiers wounded amid 24 enemy attacks on May 1

13:20, 02 May 2020
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"The Russian Federation's armed groups violated the ceasefire 24 times on May 1. Three Ukrainian soldiers were wounded as a result of enemy shelling," the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation Headquarters said in an update posted on Facebook as of 08:00 Kyiv time on May 2.

Russia-led forces opened fire from proscribed 120mm and 82mm mortars, grenade launchers of various types, heavy machine guns, as well as sniper and small arms.

Under attack came Ukrainian positions near the villages of Bohdanivka, Vodiane, Taramchuk, Kamianka, Starohnativka, Hnutove, Lebedynske, Nevelske, Krymske, Pivdenne, Myronivske, Novotoshkivske, Khutir Vilny, and Travneve.

In response to enemy provocations, units of the Joint Forces returned fire, using common weapons.

"Since Saturday midnight, Russia-led forces have attacked Ukrainian positions nine times, mostly in the "Pivnich" [North] tactical grouping's zone," the update said.

One Ukrainian soldier was wounded as a result of enemy shelling on Saturday. Losses among enemy forces are being verified.

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