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Two Ukrainian soldiers wounded in Donbas

In spite of the ceasefire, 35 instances of militant shelling recorded.

Two Ukrainian soldiers wounded in Donbas
Photo: Photo: Max Levin

Despite the earlier reached cease-fire agreements, there were 35 instances of the use of weapons by militants recorded in the area of the anti-terrorist operation in Donbas, including two attacks from the weapons banned under the Minsk accords. Two soldiers were wounded, the ATO press center reported in Facebook on 1 June. In the coastal sector, the Russia-backed terrorists 15 times opened fire on the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. 120-mm and 82-mm mortars and small arms were fired at the ATO strong points near Krasnohorivka, and 82-mm mortars and grenade launchers were used in the Maryinka area, where an enemy sniper was also active. In the areas of Shyrokyne, Vodyane, Pavlopil, Berezove and Chermalyk, terrorists used small arms and grenade launchers. Vodyane and Shyrokyne were under the fire of IFV weapons and 82-mm mortars.

In the Donetsk sector, the ATO positions in Avdiyivka were mostly under the fire of small arms and grenade launchers. One of the ATO strongholds was intensively shelled in the evening from 120-mm mortars. In the area of Verkhnyotoretske, Zaitseve and Troyitske, the enemy employed infantry weapons.

In the Luhansk sector, eight shelling attacks were recorded. From 18:00 to midnight, militants fired grenade launchers and small arms at the support points of the ATO forces in Krymske, Novozvanivka and Donetsk rail station. The enemy fired IFV weapons at Krymske.

The situation in the ATO zone relatively stabilized on Wednesday, with only 10 instances of shelling by militants without the use of heavy weapons.

In addition, the Ukrainian side of the Joint Center for Coordination and Verification of the Ceasefire in Donbas has confirmed its intention to observe the ceasefire in the area of the antiterrorist operation starting 1 June.