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

In the Mariupol sector, the enemy fired 120mm mortars, grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms on the Ukrainian positions near the village of Pavlopil. The militants also shelled 82mm mortars on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the town of Maryinka. In addition, 82mm mortars, grenade launchers of various systems and heavy machine guns were used to attack the defenders of the town of Krasnohorivka, while grenade launchers of various systems and heavy machine guns were used against the defenders of the villages of Hnutove, Talakivka, Shyrokyne and Vodiane. Enemy snipers were also active near Pavlopil.

"In the Donetsk sector, the Russian occupation forces opened fire from anti-tank missile systems, grenade launchers and small arms on the Ukrainian positions near the village of Luhanske. The defenders of the village of Verkhniotoretske came under fire from infantry fighting vehicles, while the defenders of the town of Avdiyivka, Butivka coal mine and the villages of Novhorodske and Zaitseve were attacked with grenade launchers of various systems and small arms," the report says.

In the Luhansk sector, the invaders fired automatic grenade launchers and heavy machine guns on the Ukrainian positions near the village of Novozvanivka.

"In some cases, when there was an immediate threat to the life and health of servicemen, the commanders made decisions to adequately fire in response," the press service said.

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