Five invaders killed, seven injured in past day as Ukrainian troops retaliated dozens of attacks in Donbas, - JFO center

Combined Russian-terrorist troops committed dozens of attacks on Ukrainian servicemen in the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) zone over the past 24-hour period using heavy artillery, mortars and armament of infantry fighting vehicles.

As reported by Censor.NET citing the update by the JFO press service as of May 9, 2018, the active defense provided by the Joint Forces did not let the enemy gain combat superiority.

"The most intense attacks were recorded on the outskirts of Avdiivka, Pisky, and Shyrokyne villages. The Russian-occupation troops committed 20 artillery and mortar strikes and deliberately employed small arms, grenade launchers, and armament of infantry fighting vehicles against Ukrainian servicemen 53 times. The enemy also carried out assault operations at several sections of the forefront," the situation report reads.

The JFO headquarters added that the Ukrainian troops engaged in heavy fighting in the vicinity of Avdiivka’s industrial zone and Pisky village, countered the enemy fire, and gave the invaders a fitting rebuff.

Intelligence sources indicate that five Russian mercenaries were killed and seven were wounded on the outskirts of Avdiivka alone.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3065280