The situation in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) zone remains tense as the militants attack Armed Forces of Ukraine with heavy artillery.
According to Ukrainian intelligence, the militants neglected security measures, drank alcohol and smoked in the ammunition depot.
In violation of the respective withdrawal lines an SMM mini unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) spotted on 16 May in non-government-controlled areas 13 BM-21 Grad rocket systems near Khrustalnyi in the Donetsk region.
Over the past 24-hour period, Russian occupation troops opened fire 40 times upon positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) area in the east of Ukraine. Three Ukrainian military were wounded in combat.
Two Ukrainian soldiers have been wounded in 30 attacks committed by combined Russian-separatist troops since the beginning of the day. The anti-terrorist operation (ATO) forces keep full control of the situation and are ready to give the enemy a fitting rebuff.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine eliminated five pro-Russian militants in the vicinity of Avdiivka (the Donetsk region).
The militants’ strike on the residential neighborhood of Avdiivka damaged a house but fortunately caused no casualties among civilians.
The anti-terrorist operation (ATO) units have incurred no losses as the Russian-terrorist forces committed 19 attacks on their positions since the beginning of the day. Ukrainian troops fully control the situation in areas of their responsibility and are ready to give the enemy a fitting rebuff.
Ukrainian military refute the information that the Russian-backed militants have allegedly captured a part of the grey zone near Pisky village in the occupied Donbas.
Over the past 24-hour period, two Ukrainian military were wounded in combat in the Donbas anti-terrorist operation (ATO). No one of the military was killed.
The Russian-terrorist forces continue inviting retaliation of the Ukrainian troops in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) zone. However, the number and intensity of attacks substantially decreased compared to previous days. Two Ukrainian soldiers have been wounded since the beginning of the day as the militants have fired upon positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine seven times. The Ukrainian troops control the situation on the ground and are ready to give the enemy a fitting rebuff.
The police officers of the Donetsk region apprehended a scout of militants in the frontline village of Berezove.
The militants launched 61 attacks in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) zone over the past 24 hours.
The Security Service of Ukraine, together with the national police and the military prosecutor's office, disclosed an organized crime group that was engaged in reselling of weapons smuggled from the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) area.
The Ukrainian side of the Joint Center for Control and Coordination in the Donbas (JCCC) reports multiple cease-fire violations by militants along the contact line over the past 24 hours.
Pro-Russian hybrid forces continue to violate the cease-fire in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) zone.