Over the past 24 hours, one Ukrainian soldier was killed, and seven were wounded in Donbas hostilities on Sunday as Russia-backed terrorist forces 54 times opened fire at the strong points of Ukrainian troops, ATO headquarters reported on 1 May.
"The heaviest losses were in Katerynivka, where as a result of enemy fire, one soldier was killed and two others were wounded. Two soldiers were blown up on an explosive device in the area of Krymske. One soldier was wounded by enemy shelling near the villages of Avdiyivka, Maryinka and Vodyane," The defence ministry spokesman of the on ATO issues Col. Andriy Lysenko told a briefing Monday.
In the coastal sector the enemy fired 120-mm and 82-mm mortars, grenade launchers and small arms at the ATO positions near Vodyane. The enemy used 120-mm mortars, grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms to shell the positions of Ukrainian troops stationed outside Hnutove, and fired 82-mm mortars and grenade launchers at Shyrokyne. The enemy opened fire at the positions of the ATO forces near Maryinka, and fired grenade launchers and heavy machine guns at the ATO positions near Pavlopil and Krasnohorivka, and heavy machine guns – at Novohryhorivka. Lebedynske and Chermalyk were under the small arm fire.
Enemy snipers were active near Maryinka, Bohdanivka and Vodyane.
In the Donetsk sector, the terrorists pounded Avdiyivka from 120-mm and 82-mm mortars, grenade launchers of various systems and heavy machine guns. From 82-mm mortar shells and rocket-propelled grenades, the enemy shelled the defenders of Verkhnyotortske and Opytne, and from grenade launchers of various systems –the defenders of Butivka coal mine and Zaitseve. The opposite party used grenade launchers of various systems and heavy machine guns at ATO positions at Troyitske, and heavy machine guns and small arms – in the vicinity of Kamyanka and Pisky.
In the Luhansk sector, terrorists pounded the ATO strong points at Katerynivka from 120-mm mortars. From 120-mm mortars and the grenade launchers of various systems, the enemy fired at Troyitske, and from 82-mm mortars, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns – at Novozvanivka. Krymske, Popasna, Valuiske and Stanytsya Luhanska were shelled from grenade launchers of various systems. The enemy fired small arms at the defenders of Lobachove.
The commanders of the ATO forces ordered adequate return fire to prevent immediate threat to the life and health of Ukrainian servicemen.
On April 29, two Ukrainian soldiers were killed, and four wounded in Donbas.