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 One Ukrainian soldier killed, two injured over past day amidst 45 attacks by Russian proxies, - JFO HQ

The situation in the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) zone remained tense over the past 24 hours: hostilities intensified in all directions after 4 p.m.

Censor.NET reports citing the latest update by the JFO headquarters press center as of May 15, 2018.

"The Russian-occupation troops violated cease-fire 45 times using heavy weapons in 17 of the attacks. The invaders once again disregarded the norms of the International Humanitarian Law by shelling Novhorodske village with 82-mm mortars at about 6 a.m. yesterday," the situation report reads.

The agency noted that in the Luhansk region, the fiercest attacks were recorded in the vicinity of Troitske and Novozvanivka villages. At Donetsk section of the forefront, JFO units maintained active defense near Travneve, Zaitseve, Zalizne, Verkhniotoretske, and Pisky.

Intelligence sources indicate that two Russian-backed militants were killed and three were injured in action over the past day. In Mariupol direction, the enemy attacks were given an adequate response near Talakivka and Shyrokyne.

"One of our defenders was killed and two more were injured in combat operations. The injured were promptly taken to hospitals," the statement reads.

The intensity of enemy attacks decreased on the night of May 16. Today, the invaders used only small arms to invite retaliation of the Ukrainian troops. No battle casualties were recorded among the Ukrainian soldiers as of 7 a.m. today.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3066285