Donbas war update: One KIA, two WIAs amid nine enemy attacks on May 13
Russia's hybrid military forces on May 13 mounted nine attacks on Ukrainian army positions in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as killed in action (KIA) and another two as wounded in action (WIA).
"The Russian Federation's armed formations violated the ceasefire nine times on May 13," the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation Headquarters said in an update posted on Facebook as of 07:00 Kyiv time on May 14. "As a result, two servicemen of the Joint Forces were wounded in enemy shelling. Unfortunately, another Ukrainian defender sustained injuries incompatible with life."
The enemy employed proscribed 120mm and 82mm mortars, grenade launchers of various types, heavy machine guns, and small arms.
Under attack came Ukrainian positions near the villages of Hnutove, Talakivka, Shyrokyne, Starohnativka, Krymske, Orikhove, and Katerynivka.
Joint Forces returned fire to each enemy attack. According to intelligence data, three members of Russia-led forces were wounded on May 13.
"From Thursday midnight, Russia-led forces attacked Ukrainian positions five times near the town of Avdiyivka, and the villages of Verkhniotoretske, Zaitseve, and Khutir Vilny, using 82mm mortars, grenade launchers of various types, heavy machine guns, and rifles," the update said.
No casualties have been reported among Ukrainian troops since day-start on Thursday.