Wednesday, May 31 2017 14:32 EEST
Military
Donbas: 44 attacks on Ukrainian positions
Donbas:, 44 attacks, Ukrainian, Positions

One Ukrainian soldier was killed, and five more were wounded in combat in the war-torn eastern Ukraine over the last 24 hours.

In Mariupol sector, pro-Russian militants used 120 mm mortars to shell Novotroitske. Shyrokyne, Hnutove, Berezove, Bohdanivka, Pavlopol, Mariinka and Krasnohorivka went under fire as the enemy used small arms and RPGs. Snipers opened fired in Shyrokyne, Pavlopol and Mariinka.

In Donetsk sector, hostile units fired 120 mm mortars, RPGs and heavy machineguns to attack Avdiivka; Novoluhanske took fire, too. Small arms fire was reported in Pisky and Zaitsevo.

In Luhansk region, Russia-backed mercenaries attacked Krymske, Stanytsia Luhanska, Syze and Donets, using mostly RPGs and small arms.

Earlier  Poland extradites Austrian suspected in killing of prisoners in Donbas