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One Ukrainian serviceman killed, five wounded in east

Pro-Russian militants have waged 30 attacks.

One Ukrainian serviceman killed, five wounded in east
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One Ukrainian serviceman was killed as a result of the explosion of an improvised explosive device in the antiterrorist operation (ATO) area on 8 May, the antiterrorist operation (ATO) HQ has said on Facebook.

"Today, on 8 May, as a result of triggering an identified explosive device, a serviceman of one of the brigades whose personnel is on combat mission in the ATO area received a mine explosive wound and numerous shrapnel wounds to his legs and head," the ATO HQ update reads.

The serviceman was rushed to hospital but resuscitation efforts proved futile.

Five more servicemen have been wounded as a result of 30 shooting attacks since the start of the day, the ATO HQ said.

In the Donetsk sector, pro-Russian militants fired with 120-mm and 82-mm mortars on the ATO strongpoints near Verkhnyotoretske and Kamyanka, 120-mm mortars on Nevelske, grenade launchers of various systems and heavy machine guns on Luhanske and Verkhnyotoretske. They targeted the ATO positions near Avdiyivka with 120-mm mortars, antitank grenade launchers and heavy machine guns, the strongpoints near Zaytseve with grenade launchers of various calibres and small arms.

In the maritime (Mariupol) sector, the militants fired with 120-mm and 82-mm mortars, grenade launchers of various systems and small arms on the ATO positions near Pavlopil. The targeted ATO marines' strongpoints near Vodyane with 82-mm mortars, infantry fighting vehicle guns, underbarrel grenade launchers and heavy machine guns. They used 120-mm and 82-mm mortars near Krasnohorivka, grenade launchers of various systems near Shyrokyne, Hnutove and Chermalyk, small arms near Hranitne. Snipers were active near Novotroyitske.

In the Luhansk sector, the militants fired with 122-mm artillery systems on the strongpoints near Novozvanivka, 120-mm mortars and automatic grenade launchers near Krymske, 82-mm mortars near Troyitske. They fired with grenade launchers of various systems and heavy machine guns on the positions near Zhovte.

On 7 May, the ATO forces sustained no losses even though the militants widely used heavy guns.