Ukraine Day 1174: LIVE UPDATES BELOW. OSCE reported that 4 civilians were killed and 6 wounded in the Donbass in the past week from mine or ammunition explosions. One of the wounded was a boy. Five Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in battle.
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Photo: a fence with the words “Property of DNR [Donetsk People’s Republic] in the grey zone. Screen grab from video by Ukrainian military.
Alexander Hug, deputy head of the OSCE Special Monitoring Missio in Ukraine said at a briefing May 5 that 4 civilians were killed in the Donbass and 6 wounded in the past week from mine or ammunition explosions. One of the wounded was a boy, he said.
On the Lugansk line, 120-mm mortars, grenade-launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms were fired on positions at Krymskoye, and 120-mm mortars, grenade-launchers and heavy machine guns were fired on Ukrainian positions at Troitskoye. Novoaleksandrovka was struck by anti-tank grenades; Donets and Zhyoltoye were hit by small arms and grenade-launchers.
The Ukrainian military uploaded a video with interviews of soldiers describing the destruction of homes in the “gray area” from shelling by Russia-backed forces in Krutaya Balka.
– Five days after they were killed at the Svetlodarsk Bulge, the bodies of three Ukrainian soldiers were finally returned by Russia-backed fighters, Unian reported, citing the ATO. They were killed trying to evacuate a wounded soldier; that soldier was evidently brought to safety.
— Catherine A. Fitzpatrick
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