May Day Mayday In Ukraine: Significant Increase In Fighting Last Week

May 2, 2017

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On Monday morning the Ukrainian government reported that one Ukrainian soldier had been killed and another seven wounded over the previous 24 hours:

The Ukraine Crisis Media Center reports:

The situation in the ATO zone remains tense. Fire intensity reduced compared to the day before. “Nevertheless, militants continued using mortar in all three sectors,” reported Ukrainan Ministry of Defense spokesman on ATO Colonel Andriy Lysenko at a press briefing at Ukraine Crisis Media Center. In total, militants conducted 12, 14 and 28 attacks in Luhansk, Donetsk and Mariupol sector correspondingly, and three, six and four of them involved mortars respectively.

As you can see, the fighting was more intense last week than the previous one: 

In a few hours the Ukrainian ATO will hold their briefing about Monday’s ceasefire, but early indications are that there was yet more heavy fighting:

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Donbas militants attack Ukraine 25 times on May 1 – ATO HQ

Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 25 times on May 1 with five Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action (WIA), the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters reports. News 01 May from UNIAN.

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May 02, 2017 09:52 (GMT)

James Miller