Two Ukrainian soldiers wounded amid 15 enemy attacks in Donbas on May 5

09:25, 06 May 2020
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"The Russian Federation's armed formations violated the ceasefire 15 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 6. "As a result, one serviceman of the Joint Forces was wounded and another one sustained combat-related injuries in enemy shelling."

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

Under attack were Ukrainian positions near the towns of Maryinka and Avdiyivka, and the villages of Bohdanivka, Pavlopil, Slavne, Starohnativka, Orikhove, Krymske, and Pivdenne.

The Joint Forces returned fire in response to each enemy attack. According to intelligence data, at least two members of Russia-led forces were wounded on May 5.

In addition, the enemy shelled disengagement site No. 3 Bohdanivka-Petrivske, using 82mm mortars. The Ukrainian military did not fire back.

"Since Wednesday midnight, Russia-led forces have attacked Ukrainian positions near Avdiyivka, using hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers and rifles," the update said.

There have been no Ukrainian army casualties since Wednesday midnight.

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