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Donbas militants attack Ukraine 30 times on May 8 – ATO HQ
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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 30 times on May 8 with one Ukrainian soldier reported as killed in action (KIA) and five as wounded in action (WIA), the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters reports.

In the Donetsk sector, the enemy fired 120mm and 82mm mortars on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the villages of Verkhniotoretske and Kamianka. They also used 120mm mortars against the defenders of the village of Nevelske, as well as grenade launchers of various systems and heavy machine guns against the defenders of the villages of Luhanske and Verkhniotoretske. The Ukrainian positions near the town of Avdiyivka came under fire from 120mm mortars, anti-tank grenade launchers and heavy machine guns, while the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Zaitseve were attacked with grenade launchers of various calibers and small arms.

In the Mariupol sector, the Russian occupation forces shelled 120mm and 82mm mortars, grenade launchers of various systems and small arms on the Ukrainian positions near the village of Pavlopil. The occupiers also opened fire from 82mm mortars, infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns on the Ukrainian Marines' fortified positions near the village of Vodiane. The militants used 120mm and 82mm mortars against the defenders of the town of Krasnohorivka, as well as grenade launchers of various systems against the defenders of the villages of Shyrokyne, Hnutove and Chermalyk. Moreover, the enemy fired small arms on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Hranitne. Enemy snipers were also active near the village of Novotroyitske.

In the Luhansk sector, the Russian-backed mercenaries shelled 122mm artillery systems on the fortified positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near the village of Novozvanivka. The enemy also used 120mm mortars and automatic grenade launchers near the village of Krymske, while 82mm mortars were used to attack the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Troyitske. Furthermore, the militants fired grenade launchers of various systems and heavy machine guns on the Ukrainian positions near the village of Zhovte.

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