On Monday, 5 June, four Ukrainian soldiers were injured amid the hostilities in Donbas.
The situation in the region of the ATO remained complicated as Russia-backed terrorist groups significantly increased the intensity and density of fire at some stretches of the front, ATO headquarters reported on Tuesday, 06 June.
Increasingly, the militants used heavy artillery weapons, including one instance of the use of rocket launcher systems. Over the past day, pro-Russian illegal armed groups 77 times opened fire on positions of the ATO forces, and once again fired at residential quarters in front-line settlements.
The largest number of enemy fire attacks – 39 – was recorded in the coastal sector, where militants for the first time in several days used rocket launcher systems in the area of Bohdanivka. In this area, the enemy also used 120-mm mortars. The Ukrainian defenders of Chermalyk and Krasnohorivka were pounded from 120-mm caliber mortars. In addition, militants used 122-mm artillery to shell Chermalyk. The enemy repeatedly fired at the ATO positions of Ukrainian Armed Forces in the areas of Vodyane, Shyrokyne, Pavlopil, Novotroyitske, Hnutove, Talakivka and Maryinka from small arms, grenade launchers and 82-mm mortars.
In the same sector, there were three instances of enemy shelling of residential quarters. In the morning, two enemy mines hit private homes in Krasnohorivka. Later in the day, several enemy artillery shells exploded in the residential sector of Pavlopil. At around 21.00, the separatists fired machine guns and anti-tank grenade launcher at a peaceful street of Maryinka. Fortunately, no civilian was hurt as a result of these attacks.
In the Donetsk area, the opposite party 26 times opened fire at the Ukrainian military. The hottest spot was in the suburb of Avdiyivka, where the militants systematically fired 120- and 82-mm mortars, tank guns and less powerful infantry weapons against the fortifications of ATO forces. Using heavy mortars and tank armaments, militants shelled Pisky. Zaitseve, Novhorodske, Verkhnyotoretske, Opytne and Nevelske were under the enemy fire. One 82-mm mortar shell exploded close to the residential sector, as a result of which a local resident was injured.
In the Luhansk sector, pro-Russian separatists fired several rounds of 120-mm mortars at Ukrainian fighters stationed in the areas of Krymske, Kryakivka and Novotoshkovske areas. The Ukrainian fortifications at Krymske were hit by a 122-mm artillery shell. In addition, militants from time to time used small arms and grenade launchers against the defenders of Stanytsya Luhanska, Donets rail station, Novooleksandrivka and Popasna.
Militants 82-mm mortars shelled the areas of Novooleksandrivka.
On 4 June, two ATO troops were wounded in Donbas.