Ukraine Day 1178: LIVE UPDATES BELOW. One Ukrainian soldier was killed near Slavne by a UID and 9 wounded; 1 civilian woman was wounded near the front line and separatists reported 3 more civilians injured.
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One Ukrainian soldier was killed in action and two were wounded in battle, Col. Andriy Lysenko, Defense Ministry spokesmen said in a briefing today, Liga.net reported.
They fired from a BMP and fired grenade-launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms on ATO positions at Zaytsevo.
Ukrainian positions in Mironovskoye and Luganskoy were struck by automatic grenade-launchers and heavy machines guns.
Near Vodyanoye, militants pounded the Ukrainian marines near Pavlopol and Shirokino with 120-mm mortars and anti-tank grenade-launchers; they fired on Vodyanoye from a tank, 82-mm mortar-launchers, grenade-launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms.
In Lebedinskoye and Novotroitskoye militants fired 120-mm mortars; Maryinka was attacked with mortar-launchers, an armed BMP, anti-tank grenade-launchers and small arms.
Chermalyk and Gnutovo were hit by grenade-launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms and automatic grenade-launchers were used near Starognatovka. Small arms were also used near Granitnoye and Bogdanovka.
Snipers were active in Pavlopol.
On the Lugansk line, 82-mm mortars and heavy machine guns were used to attack positions near Novotoskovka; 82-mm mortars, anti-tank missile systems and heavy machine guns were used near Krymskoye. In
Novoaleksandrovka, Ukrainian positions were shelled from an anti-aircraft ZU-23-2 and heavy machine guns and grenade-launchers were fired on Novozvanovka along with heavy machine guns and small arms.
Automatic grenade-launchers were fired near Valuysk and small arms were fired on Stanitsa Luganskaya.
Often Russia-backed fighters shoot down Ukrainian army drones, but the Ukrainian military reported that it had managed to shoot down a militants’ drone on May 8 near Yasinovataya.
— Catherine A. Fitzpatrick