Russian-led forces violate ceasefire in Donbas 11 times, one Ukrainian soldier killed

Russian-led forces violate ceasefire in Donbas 11 times, one Ukrainian soldier killed

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The armed formations of the Russian Federation violated ceasefire 11 times, using the weapons banned under the Minsk agreements three times, in the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) area in Donbas over the past day.

“The enemy used 122mm artillery systems, 82mm and 120mm mortars, grenade launchers of different systems, heavy machine guns, automatic small arms and sniping weapons to launch attacks on Ukrainian defenders,” the press center of the JFO Headquarters reports.

In the zone of action of tactical force “East”, Russian-led forces opened fire from 122mm artillery systems and 120mm mortars on Ukrainian troops Lebedynske (16km east of Mariupol); 120mm mortars – outside Vodiane (94km south of Donetsk); mounted antitank grenade launchers and small arms – in the area of Shyrokyne (20km east of Mariupol); automatic mounted grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms – near Pavlopol (25km north-west of Mariupol).

In the zone of action of tactical force “North”, the enemy used 82mm mortars to shell Ukrainian positions near Shumy (41km north of Donetsk); automatic mounted grenade launchers and heavy machine guns - outside Novooleksandrivka (65km west of Luhansk); automatic mounted grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and sniping weapons – in the area of Novozvanivka (70km west of Luhansk); hand-held grenade launchers – near Mayorske (45km north of Donetsk); heavy machine guns – outside Luhanske (59km north-east of Donetsk).

One serviceman of the Joint Forces was killed, two more were wounded in the shelling. The Joint Forces units adequately returned fire in response to the enemy shooting.

According to intelligence, one invader was wounded on May 14.

Today, the enemy has already opened fire from 120mm mortars near Marinka (23km south-west of Donetsk); 82mm mortars, automatic mounted grenade launchers and heavy machine guns – outside Pavlopol; heavy machine guns and small arms – near Hnutove (20km north-east of Mariupol). No casualties among Ukrainian troops have been reported.

The Joint Forces reliably control the enemy on the contact line, adhering to ceasefire agreements.

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