Timeline of the war in Donbass (May 2018)

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This is a timeline of the War in Donbass, from 1 May 2018. The timeline follows an ongoing conflict between Ukraine and anti-government pro-Russian separatists supported by Russian troops[1] in the Donbass region in eastern Ukraine.

Timeline[edit]

1 May[edit]

According to the information provided by the Ukrainian military in the morning, pro-Russian troops had opened fire on 44 occasions on Ukrainian positions the previous day (including on 36 occasions in Donetsk and on 8 occasions in Luhansk region[2]) and on 5 occasions during the first hours of 1 May.[3] From the midnight of 1 May till 9:00 am 4 ceasefire violations were registered in Donetsk and 2 in Luhansk region.[2] The spokesman of the Ministry of Defence confirmed at noon that four Ukrainian servicemen were wounded in the Donbass region on the last day of April.[2] Pro-Russian officials at Donetsk city recorded 20 Ukrainian violations of the ceasefire in 14 different locations using small arms, automatic grenade launchers, 73 mm antitank recoilless rifles, 82 mm mortars, 120 mm mortars, armoured personnel carriers and armoured fighting vehicles.[4] According to local sources, Ukrainian forces broke the ceasefire on three occasions within the boundaries of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic. The Ukrainian military employed small arms and 82 mm mortars to attack pro-Russian positions at Nyzhnie Lozove and Kalynivka.[5]

A 19-year-old Ukrainian soldier was killed at Avdiivka.[6][7] In the area around Donetsk city, 152 mm artillery fire hit the village of Troitske, which lays behind the demarcation line. Avdiivka, Nevelske and Butivka mining complex came under 82 mm and 120 mm mortar fire. Pro-Russian armoured fighting vehicles opened fire at Ukrainian redoubts near Avdiivka, Marinka, Kamianka, Verkhnyotoretske, Opytne, Nevelske, Slavne, Krasnohorivka and Butivka mining complex, supported by infantry weapons and rocket launchers. In the region of Mariupol, Lebedinske and Starohnativka were shelled from 82 mm and 120 mm mortars. Shyrokyne, Hranitne, Hnutove, Lebedinske, Talakivka, Vodiane and Pyshchevik were engaged by small arms, heavy machine guns, grenade launchers and armoured fighting vehicles. In the northern section of the demarcation line, Svitlodarsk and Troitske became the target of 120 mm mortars. Pro-Russian armoured fighting vehicles, supported by 82 mm mortar fire, engaged Ukrainian redoubts at Luhanske and Svitlodarsk. Stanytsia Luhanska received sniper fire from Knyaz Igor memorial. Ukrainian forces returnedfire on 28 occasions. By the end of the day 52 ceasefire violations were registered, two Ukrainian servicemen were wounded.[8] Pro-Russian authorities at Donetsk city told the press that Ukrainian forces had broken the ceasefire on several occasions by evening. Vasiilivka, Yakovliivka, Yasynuvata, Zhabicheve, Spartak and Dokuchaievsk, in the outskirts of Donetsk city, Zaitseve and Mayorsk checkpoint, in the area of Horlivka, and in the region of Mariupol Pikuzy, Uzhivka and Novolaspa came under hostile fire. In the main incidents, hostile tanks from Novotroitske engaged pro-Russian positions at Dokuchaievsk, supported by 120 mm mortar fire, while BMP-2 armoured vehicles from Starohnativka opened fire on Novolaspa twice. Zaitseve was shelled from 82 mm mortars and 122 mm self-propelled guns firing from Zhovanki and Mykhailivka. Uzhivka was hit meanwhile by 120 mm mortar volleys, and Mayorsk checkpoint received 82 mm mortar fire. Yakovliivka was shelled with 73 mm antitank recoilless rifles fired from Avdiivka.[9]

2 May[edit]

The press-centre of the JFO headquarters reported in the morning that pro-Russian forces had opened fire on 52 occasions on Ukrainian positions the previous day[10] (including on 45 occasions in Donetsk region and on 7 occasions in Luhansk region[8]); the fire was returned on 28 occasions.[8] By 9:00 am of 2 May 10 ceasefire violations were registered.[8] The spokesman of the Ministry of Defence reported at noon that two Ukrainian servicemen were wounded in the Donbass region on the first day of May.[8] Pro-Russian officials at Donetsk city recorded 22 Ukrainian violations of the ceasefire in 13 different areas using small arms, heavy machine guns, snipers, automatic grenade launchers, 73 mm antitank recoilless rifles, 82 mm mortars, 120 mm mortars, armoured personnel carriers, armoured fighting vehicles, tanks and 122 mm self-propelled artillery.[11] Local sources reported that Ukrainian forces broke the ceasefire on six occasions within the boundaries of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic. The Ukrainian army employed rocket propelled grenades, 73 mm antitank recoilless rifles, 82 mm mortars and BMP-1 armoured vehicles to attack pro-Russian positions at Kalynove, Kalynivka, Lozove and Nyzhnie Lozove.[12]

According to the information provided by the JFO press-centre in the evening, as of 5:00 pm pro-Russian forces had opened fire on positions of Ukrainian troops on 17 occasions, one Ukrainian serviceman went missing in action.[13] By the end of the day the number of registered ceasefire violations had risen to 51, three Ukrainian soldiers were wounded.[14][15] Pro-Russian authorities reported several Ukrainian violations of the ceasefire by evening. Ukrainian forces attacked pro-Russian positions at Oleksandrivka, Yasynuvata and Spartak, in the outskirts of Donetsk city, Zaitseve, Zheleznaya Balka and Shyroka Balka, in the area of Horlivka, and in the region of Mariupol, Pikuzy, Styla and Dzerzhinske. Zaitseve was repeatedly hit by 82 mm and 120 mm mortar barrages; 120 mm mortar rounds also landed in Pikuzy. Ukrainian forces from Avdiivka shelled Spartak with 82 mm mortars. BMP-1 and BMP-2 armoured vehicles from Novhorodske engaged pro-Russian positions at Shyroka Balka. Styla was attacked by BMP-2 armoured vehicles from Bohdanivka. Pro-Russian forces at Pikuzy were fired at with 73 mm antitank recoilles rifles from Vodiane. Later in the night, Ukrainian tanks launched a sustained attack against the village of Ozeryanivka, supported by automatic grenade launchers.[16]

3 May[edit]

According to the information provided by the press-centre of the JFO headquarters in the morning, pro-Russian troops had opened fire on 51 occasions on Ukrainian positions the previous day[14] (including on 37 occasions in Donetsk and on 14 occasions in Luhansk region[15]); the fire was returned on 44 occasions.[15] By 9:00 am of 3 May 7 ceasefire violations were registered, exclusively in Donetsk region.[15] The spokesman of the Ministry of Defence confirmed at noon that three Ukrainian servicemen were wounded in the Donbass region on 2 May.[15] Pro-Russian sources at Donetsk city reported 20 Ukrainian violations of the ceasefire in 12 locations using small arms, automatic grenade launchers, 82 mm mortars, 120 mm mortars, armoured personnel carriers, armoured fighting vehicles and tanks.[17][18] Officials from the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic reported that Ukrainian forces broke the ceasefire six times within the republic boundaries. The Ukrainian military employed heavy machine guns, automatic grenade launchers, 73 mm antitank recoilless rifles, 82 mm mortars, 120 mm mortars and BMP-1 armoured vehicles to attack pro-Russian positions at Kalynove, Kalynivka and Lohvynove.[19]

Eleven wounded Ukrainian servicemen were airlifted to a hospital in Odessa, four of them were hospitalised in a reanimation unit.[20] Pro-Russian authorities at Donetsk city told the press that Ukrainian forces broke the ceasefire several times throughout the day. The Ukrainian military attacked Dokuchaievsk, Spartak, Mineralne and Kruta Balka, in the area of Donetsk city, Zaitseve, Shyroka Balka, Mayorsk checkpoint and Izotove coal mine, in the outskirts of Horlivka, and in the region of Mariupol, Pikuzy, Petrovske, Novolaspa and Novovyboivo. In the main incidents, Ukrainian tanks from Zhovanki engaged pro-Russian positions at Zaitseve, supported by 120 mm mortar fire. The same area became the target of 122 mm self-propelled artillery. Mayorsk checkpoint was shelled with 120 mm mortars, while 82 mm mortar rounds landed in Shyroka Balka. BMP-1 and BMP-2 armoured vehicles from Shumy opened fire at Izotove mining complex. BMP-2 armoured vehicles also attacked Novolaspa and Shyroka Balka.[21]

4 May[edit]

The press-centre of the JFO headquarters reported in the morning that pro-Russian forces had opened fire on 55 occasions on Ukrainian positions the previous day[22][23] (including on 36 occasions in Donetsk region and on 19 occasions in Luhansk region[22]); the fire was returned on 20 occasions.[22] By 9:00 am of 4 May 9 ceasefire violations were registered.[22] The spokesman of the Ministry of Defence reported at noon no casualties in the Donbass region on 3 May.[24][22] Pro-Russian authorities at Donetsk city recorded 27 Ukrainian violations of the ceasefire in 14 different locations using small arms, automatic grenade launchers, 73 mm antitank recoilless guns, 82 mm mortars, 120 mm mortars, armoured personnel carriers, armoured fighting vehicles, tanks and 122 mm self-propelled artillery.[25] The same sources recorded 78 Ukrainian violations of the truce over the past week. The Ukrainian military fired during the same period 60 122 mm artillery shells, 30 rounds from tanks and 600 rounds from 82 mm and 120 mm mortars, all weapons banned by the Minsk agreements. One pro-Russian soldier was killed and another wounded; two civilian residents died and six were injured as a result of the heavy shelling.[26] Authorities from the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic reported that Ukrainian forces broke the ceasefire four times within the republic boundaries. The Ukrainian military employed small arms, machine guns, automatic grenade launchers, 73 mm antitank recoilless rifles, 82 mm mortars, 120 mm mortars and BMP-1 armoured vehicles to attack pro-Russian positions at Holubivske, Nyzhnie Lozove, Kalynivka, Sanzharivka and Donetskyi.[27]

In the environs of Donetsk city, Taramchuk was hit by 82 mm mortar rounds. Rebel forces fired small arms, heavy machine guns and rocket launchers at Ukrainian positions around Kamianka, Avdiivka, Opytne, Krasnohorivka, Marinka, Verkhnyotoretske and Pisky. Sniper fire was reported at Marinka. Ukrainian troops at Taramchuk were also harassed by sniper fire. In the region of Mariupol, 82 mm mortar volleys landed in Starohnativka. Hnutove, Pavlopil, Lebedinske, Shyrokyne, Vodiane, Lomakine, Talakivka and Pyshchevik. In the northern sector of the demarcation line, Zaitseve became the target of 122 mm self-propelled artillery, while 82 mm and 120 mm mortar barrages struck Mayorske, Novhorodske and Sokolniki. Pro-Russian armoured fighting vehicles engaged Ukrainian positions at Novhorodske, Troitske, Novotoshkivske, Popasna, Sokolniki, Novozvanivka, Katerinivka and Krymske. By the end of the day the number of registered ceasefire violations had risen to 54, three Ukrainian soldiers were wounded and injured.[28][29][30] Pro-Russian officials reported a number of Ukrainian violations of the ceasefire in the course of the day. Mineralne, Dokuchaievsk, Spartak, Yasynuvata and Verkhnyotoretske, in the outskirts of Donetsk city, Zaitseve, Ozeryanivka, Holmivsky and 6/7 coal mine, in the area of Horlivka, and in the region of Mariupol, Sakhanka and Pikuzy came under attack. In the main incidents, Ukrainian artillery from Kurdyumivka shelled pro-Russian positions at 6/7 coal mine. Ukrainian forces also fired 120 mm mortars at Zaitseve, Holmivsky and Pikuzy, and 82 mm mortars at Spartak, Sakhanka and 6/7 coal mine. BMP-1 armoured vehicles engaged pro-Russian redoubts at Sakhanka, while BMP-2 armoured vehicles attacked Spartak and Dokuchaievsk.[31][32][33][34][35][36]

5 May[edit]

According to the information provided by the press-centre of the JFO headquarters in the morning, pro-Russian troops had opened fire on 54 occasions on Ukrainian positions the previous day[29][28] (including on 40 occasions in Donetsk and on 14 occasions in Luhansk region); the fire was returned on 30 occasions.[29] By 9:00 am of 5 May 5 ceasefire violations were registered.[29] The spokesman of the Ministry of Defence reported at noon that one Ukrainian serviceman was wounded, one was injured and one more was wounded by explosion of an IED in the Donbass region on 4 May.[29] Pro-Russian authorities at Donetsk city recorded 25 Ukrainian violations of the ceasefire in 13 different locations using small arms, grenade launchers, 82 mm mortars, 120 mm mortars, antitank guided missiles, armoured personnel carriers, armoured fighting vehicles and 122 mm self-propelled artillery.[37] In the territory of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic, local officials reported four Ukrainian violations of the ceasefire. The Ukrainian military used small arms, rocket launchers, 82 mm mortars, 120 mm mortars and BMP-1 fighting vehicles to attack pro-Russian positions at Zholobok, Sentianivka, Kalynove and Veselehorivka.[38]

By the end of the day 56 ceasefire violations were registered, one Ukrainian serviceman was wounded, one pro-Russian soldier was taken prisoner in Luhansk region.[39][40][41] According to JFO sources, rebel troops had opened fire on a number of occasions by evening. Early in the morning, pro-Russian tanks launched an attack on Ukrainian redoubts at Novohnativka, in the region of Mariupol. Nearby Shyrokyne came under small arms and heavy machine gun fire, while antitank guided missiles hit a Ukrainian checkpoint at Hnutove. Vodiane and Pyshchevik came under attack from small arms, heavy machine guns, rocket launchers and armoured fighting vehicles. In the outskirts of Donetsk city, 120 mm mortars volleys landed in Tonenke and Avdiivka. Ukrainian troops at Kamianka, Slavne, Berezove, Verkhnyotoretske, Opytne, Nevelske, Krasnohorivka, Marinka and Pisky came under fire from infantry weapons grenade launchers and armoured fighting vehicles. Novotoshkivke, in the northern sector of the demarcation line, became the target of infantry weapons and 120 mm mortars. Armoured fighting vehicles, supported by infantry weapons and 82 mm mortars, opened fire at Ukrainian forces around Svitlodarsk, Krymske, Zaitseve, Katerinivka and Krasne.[42] Pro-Russian state media reported several Ukrainian violations of the truce throughout the day. Ukrainian forces attacked pro-Russian positions at Yasynuvata, Dokuchaievsk, Mineralne, Vasiilivka, Vesele and Spartak, in the environs of Donetsk city, Zaitseve, in the area of Horlivka, and in the region of Mariupol, Sakhanka, Uzhivka, Pikuzy, Petrovske, Dzerzhinske and Verkhnyoshyrokivske. In the main incidents, Zaitseve was shelled with 120 mm mortars and 122 mm self-propelled artillery, while 120 mm mortar rounds also landed in Pikuzy. Mineralne, Vesele, Sakhanka and Petrovske became the target of 82 mm mortars. BMP-2 armoured vehicles opened fire at pro-Russian redoubts around Dokuchaievsk and Petrovske. Uzhivka, Dzerzhinske, Pikuzy, Vasiilivka and Verkhnyoshyrokivske were shelled with 73 mm antitank recoilless rifles. Pro-Russian positions were fired at from antiaircraft guns at Dzerzhinske.[43][44][45][46][47]

6 May[edit]

The press-centre of the JFO headquarters reported in the morning that pro-Russian forces had opened fire on 56 occasions on Ukrainian positions the previous day[39] (including on 48 occasions in Donetsk region and on 8 occasions in Luhansk region[41]); the fire was returned on 31 occasions.[41] By 9:00 am of 6 May nine ceasefire violations were registered, one Ukrainian soldier was injured;[41][40] one civilian was injured and a building was set ablaze by shelling in Zaitseve on 6 May at around 11:00 am.[41] The spokesman of the Ministry of Defence reported at noon that one Ukrainian serviceman was wounded in the Donbass region on 5 May.[39][41][40] Pro-Russian officials at Donetsk city reported 33 Ukrainian violations of the ceasefire in 14 locations using small arms, grenade launchers, 82 mm mortars, 120 mm mortars, armoured personnel carriers, armoured fighting vehicles and 122 mm self-propelled artillery.[48] According to local sources, Ukrainian forces broke the ceasefire on eight occasions within the boundaries of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic. The Ukrainian military employed automatic grenade launchers, 82 mm mortars, 120 mm mortars and BMP-1 armoured vehicles to pound pro-Russian redoubts at Berezovske, Sentianivka, Kalynivka, Lozove. Zholobok and Donetskyi.[49]

By evening, sources from the JFO headquarters told the press that one Ukrainian soldier was killed and two others wounded in a skirmish that took place near Horlivka, when pro-Russian troops ambushed a Ukrainian mechanized patrol using small arms and an Improvised explosive device. Three attackers were killed by return fire. One Ukrainian armoured fighting vehicle was knocked down. In other incidents, around Donetsk city 82 mm mortar volleys hit Pisky, Avdiivka and Verkhnyotoretske. Pro-Russian armoured fighting vehicles opened fire at Butivka mining complex. Rebel troops fired small arms, heavy machine guns and rocket launchers at Nevelske, Pisky, Avdiivka, Opytne, Verkhnyotoretske, Kamianka, Krasnohorivka, Pervomaisk, Marinka and Butivka. Hostile snipers harassed Ukrainian troops at Opytne and Nevelske. In the region of Mariupol, Talakivka, Shyrokyne, Pavlopil, Vodiane, Hnutove and Pischevyk became the target of infantry weapons and rocket launchers. Talakivka was fired at from armoured fighting vehicles. Sniper fire was reported at Vodiane. Pro-Russian tanks launched a sustained attack on Krymske, in the northern section of the demarcation line. The separatists also employed tanks and armoured fighting vehicles to engage Ukrainian forces at Troitske, and heavy shelling was reported at Luhanske, which was pounded with 82 mm mortars, 120 mm mortars and 122 mm self-propelled artillery. Krymske, Nyzhne, Svitlodarsk, Zaitseve and Troitske came under 82 mm and 120 mm mortar fire. The rebels used infantry weapons and grenade launchers to harass Ukrainian forces at Orikhove, Novhorodske, Novozvanivka, Nyzhne, Troitske, Zalizne, Krymske and Luhanske. Ukrainian positions at Novotoshkivke were riddled by ZU-23-2 antiaircraft guns, and small arms fire was reported at Stanytsia Luhanska.[50][51][52] Zaitseve was shelled with 122 mm and 152 mm self-propelled artillery.[53] Pro-Russian authorities reported a number of Ukrainian ceasefire violations. Mineralne, Mykhailivka, Dokuchaievsk, Kruta Balka, Volvo Center, Spartak, Vasiilivka, Yasynuvata and Oktyabrsky, in the surroundings of Donetsk city, Zaitseve and Holmivsky in the area of Horlivka, and Styla, in the region of Mariupol. In the main incidents, heavy shelling was reported at Holmivsky, where an elderly resident was wounded and five houses and a gas pipeline were damaged. Zaitseve, Styla, Mykhailivka and Oktyabrsky came under 120 mm mortar fire, while 82 mm mortar volleys landed at Mineralne, Mykhailivka and Volvo Center. Dokuchaievsk became the target of 73 mm antitank recoilless rifles.[54]

7 May[edit]

According to the information provided by the press-centre of the JFO headquarters in the morning, pro-Russian troops had opened fire on 80 occasions on Ukrainian positions the previous day[55] (including on 57 occasions in Donetsk and on 23 occasions in Luhansk region[52]); the fire was returned on more than 30 occasions.[52] 12 ceasefire violations were registered during the first hours of 7 May.[52] The spokesman of the Ministry of Defence reported at noon that three Ukrainian serviceman were wounded in action and one was injured in the Donbass region on 6 May. One Ukrainian soldier was killed and two were wounded by explosion of an IED at Horlivka.[52][56][57] Pro-Russian sources at Donetsk city recorded 16 Ukrainian violations of the ceasefire in 11 different locations using small arms, heavy machine guns, snipers, automatic grenade launchers, 73 mm antitank recoilless rifles, 82 mm mortars and 120 mm mortars.[58] One pro-Russian soldier was killed and a civilian resident was confirmed wounded.[59] According to local authorities, Ukrainian forces broke the ceasefire six times within the boundaries of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic. The Ukrainian military employed 73 mm antitank recoilless rifles, 82 mm mortars, 120 mm mortars, BMP-1 armoured vehicles and 122 mm self-propelled guns to pound pro-Russian redoubts at Zholobok, Lohvynove, Kalynove, Prishib and Donetskyi.[60]

By the end of the day, JFO headquarters reported 58 ceasefire violations; two Ukrainian servicemen were wounded. In the surroundings of Donetsk city, Tonenke was shelled with 122 mm self-propelled artillery, while 120 mm mortar volleys hit Avdiivka. Ukrainian positions at Avdeevka, Verkhnyotoretske, Kamianka, Krasnohorivka, Marinka, Nevelske, Slavne, Berezove, Opytne and Pisky became the target of small arms, heavy machine guns. rocket launchers and armoured fighting vehicles. In the region of Mariupol, pro-Russian tanks engaged Ukrainian positions around Novohnativka, while armoured fighting vehicles supporrted by infantry weapons and grenade launchers attacked Vodiane, Hnutove, Pyshchevik and Shyrokyne. In the northern sector of the demarcation line, heavy fire was reported at Novotoshkivke, which was targeted by small arms, heavy machine guns, rocket launchers, 82 mm and 120 mm mortars. Krasne, Katerinivka, Svitlodarsk, Krymske and Zaitseve were fired at by small arms, heavy machine guns, rocket launchers, 82 mm mortars and armoured fighting vehicles.[61][62] Pro-Russian officials told the press that the Ukrainian military broke the ceasefire on several occasions throughout the day. Kruta Balka and Zhabicheve, in the outskirts of Donetsk city, Zaitseve, Michurine, Gagarin coal mine and Dolomitne, in the area of Horlivka, and Pikuzy, in the region of Mariupol, came under attack. In the main incidents, Zaitseve was repeatedly hit by 82 mm and 120 mm mortar fire; one elderly female civilian was wounded. Several houses were heavily damaged by shelling at Michurine. Gagarin coal mine was struck by 120 mm mortar volleys, while Dolomitne, Zhabicheve and Pikuzy became the target of 82 mm mortars. BMP-1 armoured vehicles opened fire on pro-Russian redoubts at Zhabicheve.[63][64][65][66]

8 May[edit]

The press-centre of the JFO headquarters reported in the morning that pro-Russian forces had opened fire on 58 occasions on Ukrainian positions the previous day[61][62] (including on 38 occasions in Donetsk region and on 20 occasions in Luhansk region[62]); the fire was returned on 27 occasions.[62] By 9:00 am of 8 May eleven ceasefire violations were registered.[62] The spokesman of the Ministry of Defence reported at noon that one Ukrainian serviceman was wounded in action and another serviceman was by the explosion of an IED in the Donbass region on 7 May.[62] Pro-Russian authorities at Donetsk city recorded 13 Ukrainian violations of the ceasefire in eight different locations using small arms, heavy machine guns, snipers, automatic grenade launchers, 73 mm antitank recoilless rifles, 82 mm mortars, 120 mm mortars, antitank guided missiles, armoured personnel carriers, armoured fighting vehicles and 122 mm self-propelled artillery.[67][68] Eduard Basurin claimed that Polish mercenaries were involved in the latest shelling of Zaitseve and Horlivka.[69] Local officials recorded three Ukrainian violations of the ceasefire within the boundaries of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic. The Ukrainian army engaged pro-Russian positions at Lozove and Kalynove using heavy machine guns, automatic grenade launchers, 73 mm antitank recoilless rifles, 82 mm and 120 mm mortars.[70]

By the end of the day the number of registered ceasefire violations had risen to 57, three Ukrainian soldiers were wounded and two others were injured. In the outskirts of Donetsk city, the Ukrainian stronghold of Avdiivka became the target of ZU-23-2 antiaircraft guns and 82 mm mortars. Ukrainian forces at nearby Butivka mining complex were engaged by armoured fighting vehicles supported by grenade launchers. Rebel troops also fired small arms, heavy machine guns and rocket launchers at Verkhnyotoretske, Opytne, Krasnohorivka, Pisky, Avdiivka, Marinka, Kamianka and Butivka. In the region of Mariupol, Pyshchevik, Shyrokyne, Vodiane, Hnutove and Pavlopil were hit by small arms fire, heavy machine gun fire and antitank rockets. In the northern section of the demarcation line, 122 mm self-propelled artillery was fired at Popasna, Zalizne, Luhanske and Troitske. The village of Lokutivka, near Popasna, was shelled with 152 mm artillery. Two civilian residences were destroyed and another six damaged. Power lines, water and gas pipelines were also hit. Pro-Russian armoured fighting vehicles engaged Ukrainian positions at Troitske, and Zolote, Luhanske, Novozvanivka, Troitske, Zaitseve and Krymske came under 82 mm and 120 mm mortar fire. Heavy machine gun fire and antitank rockets hit Novozvanivka and Krymske.[71][72] Pro-Russian military sources at Donetsk city told the press that Ukrainian forces broke the ceasefire on various occasions throughout the day. Yasynuvata and Dokuchaievsk, in the environs of Donetsk city, and Dolomitne, Zaitseve, Izotove mining complex, Mayorsk checkpoint and Shyroka Balka, in the area of Horlivka. In the main incidents, Ukrainian tanks from Mayorsk railway station shelled pro-Russian redoubts around Izotove coal mine early in the morning. BMP-2 armoured vehicles opened fire at Dokuchaievsk. Zaitseve came under 120 mm mortar fire, while 82 mm mortar rounds hit Mayorsk checkpoint and Dolomitne.[73][74][75][76]

9 May[edit]

According to the information provided by the press-centre of the JFO headquarters in the morning, pro-Russian troops had opened fire on 57 occasions on Ukrainian positions the previous day[71][72] (including on 37 occasions in Donetsk and on 20 occasions in Luhansk region[72]); the fire was returned on about 30 occasions.[72] Eleven ceasefire violations were registered during the first half of 9 May, as a result, one Ukrainian serviceman was killed at Krymske.[71][72][77] The spokesman of the Ministry of Defence reported at noon that three Ukrainian serviceman were wounded in action and two others were injured in the Donbass region on 8 May.[72] Pro-Russian sources at Donetsk city reported nine Ukrainian violations of the ceasefire in seven locations using small arms, heavy machine guns, automatic grenade launchers, 73 mm antitank recoilless rifles, 82 mm mortars, 120 mm mortars, armoured personnel carriers, armoured fighting vehicles and tanks.[78] In the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic, local officials reported eight Ukrainian violations of the ceasefire. The Ukrainian military used small arms, heavy machine guns, automatic grenade launchers, 73 mm antitank recoilless rifles, 82 mm mortars, 120 mm mortars and BMP-1 armoured vehicles to engage pro-Russian positions at Veselehorivka, Kalynove, Kalynivka, Sanzharivka, Lohvynove and Zholobok.[79]

By the end of the day 73 ceasefire violations were registered,[80] in addition to one Ukrainian serviceman killed earlier, three others were wounded and injured at Avdiivka, two at Volnovakha, and one in an undisclosed location. In the environs of Donetsk city, rebel forces fired small arms, heavy machine guns and rocket launchers at Avdiivka, Verkhnyotoretske, Kamianka, Krasnohorivka, Marinka, Nevelske, Novotroitske, Opytne, Pisky and Butivka mining complex. Avdiivka, Verkhnyotoretske, Novotroitske, Opytne and Pisky came under 82  and 120 mm mortar fire. In the region of Mariupol, Vodiane, Hnutove, Pavlopil, Pyshchevik, Starohnativka, Novohnativka, Shyrokyne and Bohdanivka became the target of infantry weapons and grenade launchers. Starohnativka and Novohnativka came under 122  self-propelled artillery fire, while 82  and 120 mm mortar volleys landed in Bohdanivka. In the northern section of the demarcation line, pro-Russian armoured fighting vehicles engaged Ukrainian positions around Zaitseve and Luhanske, supported by small arms and heavy machine gun fire. Krymske, Mayorsk, Novozvanivka Artemova, Prichepilivka and Troitske were shelled with 82  and 120 mm mortars.[77][80] Pro-Russian authorities at Donetsk city told the press that Ukrainian forces broke the ceasefire on numerous occasions. The Ukrainian military opened fire on pro-Russian positions at Vasiilivka and Yasynuvata, in the surroundings of Donetsk city, Ozeryanivka, Zaitseve, Dolomitne and Izotove coal mine, in the area of Horlivka, and in the region of Mariupol, Uzhivka, Sakhanka, Petrovske, Novolaspa and Pikuzy. In the main incidents, Zaitseve and Dolomitne were shelled with 82 mm and 120 mm mortars, while 82 mm mortars were fired at Uzhivka and Petrovske. BMP-1 armoured vehicles engaged Ukrainian forces at Zaitseve, Dolomitne and Izotove mining complex; meanwhile, BMP-2 armoured vehicles opened fire on pro-Russian redoubts at Yasynuvata, Novolaspa and Petrovske and BTR-80 armoured personnel carriers from Novoselivka attacked Vasiilivka. Pikuzy and Zaitseve became the target of 73 mm antitank recoilless rifles.[81]

10 May[edit]

The press-centre of the JFO headquarters reported in the morning that pro-Russian forces had opened fire on 73 occasions on Ukrainian positions the previous day[77][80] (including on 57 occasions in Donetsk region and on 16 occasions in Luhansk region[80]); the fire was returned on 33 occasions.[80] By morning of 10 May 14 ceasefire violations were registered.[80] The spokesman of the Ministry of Defence reported at noon that one Ukrainian serviceman was killed, five others were wounded, and one soldier was injured in the Donbass region on 9 May.[80] Pro-Russian authorities at Donetsk city reported 36 Ukrainian violations of the ceasefire in 18 locations using small arms, automatic grenade launchers, 73 mm antitank recoilless rifles, 82 mm mortars, 120 mm mortars, armoured personnel carriers and armoured fighting vehicles.[82] No violations of the truce were reported within the borders of the self-style Luhansk People's Republic.[83]

By the end of the day 55 ceasefire violations were registered, as a result, three Ukrainian soldiers were wounded. In the surroundings of Donetsk city, 82  and 120 mm mortar barrages hit Avdiivka and Butivka mining complex. Rebel troops engaged Ukrainian positions at Marinka, Verkhnyotoretske, Avdiivka, Pisky, Krasnohorivka, Opytne, Nevelske, Kamianka and Butivka mining complex. Sniper fire was reported at Marinka. In the region of Mariupol, Pavlopil, Hnutove, Pyshchevik, and later Vodiane and Shyrokyne became the target of infantry weapons and rocket launchers. In the northern sector of the demarcation line, 152  self-propelled guns shelled Ukrainian positions in the area of Severodonetsk. Prichepilivka, Zaitseve, Zalizne and Mayorsk came under 82  and 120 mm mortar fire. Separatists fighters fired small arms, heavy machine guns and rocket launchers at Zaitseve, Mayorsk, Katerinivka and Novozvanivka.[84][85] Pro-Russian officials reported several Ukrainian violations of the truce by evening, all of them in the area of Horlivka, where Komsomolets, Zaitseve, Shyroka Balka, Gagarin mining complex and Mayorsk checkpoint came under attack. In the main incidents, Zaitseve was shelled with 73 mm antitank recoilless rifles, 82 mm mortars, 120 mm mortars and 122 mm self-propelled artillery. BMP-2 armoured vehicles engaged pro-Russian forces at Shyroka Balka and Mayorsk checkpoint, while the village of Komsomolets, northwest of Horlivka, was struck by 82 mm and 120 mm mortar volleys.[86][87][88][89]

11 May[edit]

According to the information provided by the press-centre of the JFO headquarters in the morning, pro-Russian troops had opened fire on 55 occasions on Ukrainian positions the previous day[84][85] (including on 35 occasions in Donetsk and on 20 occasions in Luhansk region[85]); the fire was returned on 30 occasions.[85] By morning of 11 May nine ceasefire violations were registered with no casualties on the Ukrainian side.[85] The spokesman of the Ministry of Defence confirmed at noon that three Ukrainian serviceman were wounded in action in the Donbass region on 10 May.[85] Pro-Russian officials at Donetsk city reported 16 Ukrainian violations of the ceasefire in 12 different locations using small arms, heavy machine guns, automatic grenade launchers, 73 mm antitank recoilless rifles, 82 mm mortars, 120 mm mortars, antiaircraft guns, T-12 antitank guns, armoured personnel carriers and armoured fighting vehicles.[90] According to local authorities, Ukrainian forces broke the ceasefire four times within the boundaries of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic. The Ukrainian military employed small arms, heavy machine guns, automatic grenade launchers, 73 mm antitank recoilless rifles, 82 mm mortars and BMP-1 armoured vehicles to engage pro-Russian redoubts at Zholobok, Lozove and Krasny Liman.[91]

By the end of the day 50 ceasefire violations were registered, three Ukrainian servicemen were wounded and injured. In the area around Donetsk city, Opytne, Verkhnyotoretske and Pisky were hit by 82 mm and 120 mm mortar barrages. Kamianka was shelled with 120 mm mortars. Rebel forces also fired small arms, heavy machine guns and rocket launchers at Avdiivka, Verkhnyotoretske, Krasnohorivka, Marinka, Pisky and Butivka coal mine. Sniper fire was reported at Verkhnyotoretske. In the Mariupol, 82 mm and 120 mm mortar volleys landed in Hnutove. Ukrainian positions at Shyrokyne, Vodiane, Pavlopil, Hnutove, Lomakine and Pyshchevik were struck by heavy machine gun fire and antitank rockets. Ukrainian forces at Vodiane were harassed by hostile snipers. In the northern section of the demarcation line, Troitske was pounded by 122 mm self-propelled artillery, while Zaitseve, Troitske and Zalizne came under 120 mm mortar fire. The separatists also fired 82 mm mortars at Krymske, Novozvanivka, Zaitseve, Zalizne and Novoluhanske. Ukrainian forces at Zolote, Krymske, Novozvanivka and Zalizne were engaged with infantry weapons and grenade launchers.[92][93] Ukrainian media said that JFO forces recovered the village of Chyhari, south of Gagarin mining complex, in the buffer zone northwest of Horlivka.[94] Donetsk People's Republic spokesman Daniel Bezsonov later reported that rebel troops not only defeated the Ukrainian attempt, but also seized a key hill south of Chyhari. Beszonov claimed that the attackers lost nine men.[95][96] Pro-Russian military sources told the press that Ukrainian forces broke the ceasefire on multiple occasions throughout the day. The Ukrainian military opened fire at Spartak, Vasiilivka, Volvo Center, Dokuchaievsk, Hluboka mining complex, Mikhailivka and Verkhnyotoretske, in the surroundings of Donetsk city, Ozeryanivka, Gagarin mining complex, Zaitseve, Dolomitne, Shyroka Balka, Holmivsky, Mayorsk checkpoint and Izotove mining complex, in the area of Horlivka, and in the region of Mariupol, Verkhnyoshyrokivske, Uzhivka, Pikuzy and Dzerzhinske. In the main incidents, heavy shelling was reported at Zaitseve, Dolomitne and Hluboka mining complex, which were repeatedly struck by 82 mm and 120 mm mortar volleys. Gagarin mining complex was also the subject of heavy fire, and became the target of 82 mm mortars, 120 mm mortars and 152 mm self-propelled artillery. Rebel forces fired 120 mm mortars at Izotove mining complex and Mayorsk checkpoint, which was also fired at from antiaircraft artillery. Holmivsky was shelled by 100 mm T 12 antitank artillery. Volvo Center, Spartak and Shyroka Balka came under 82 mm mortar fire. BMP-1 armoured vehicles shelled Zaitseve, Hluboka mining complex and Pikuzy, while BMP-2 armoured fighting vehicles riddled pro-Russian redoubts at Dokuchaievsk with 30 mm cannon fire. BTR-80 armoured personnel carriers from Novoselivka attacked Vasiilivka, supported by automatic grenade launchers. Pro-Russian forces at Verkhnyotoretske was engaged by personnel armoured carriers from the northern area of the village, under Ukrainian control.[97]

12 May[edit]

The press-centre of the JFO headquarters reported in the morning that pro-Russian forces had opened fire on 50 occasions on Ukrainian positions the previous day[92] (including on 30 occasions in Donetsk region and on 20 occasions in Luhansk region[93]); the fire was returned on 31 occasions.[93] By morning of 12 May sixteen ceasefire violations were registered.[93][98][99] The spokesman of the Ministry of Defence reported at noon that one Ukrainian serviceman was wounded in action and two others were injured in the Donbass region on 11 May.[93] Pro-Russian officials at Donetsk city reported 35 Ukrainian violations of the ceasefire in 18 different locations using small arms, heavy machine guns, automatic grenade launchers, 73 mm antitank recoilless rifles, 82 mm mortars, 120 mm mortars, armoured personnel carriers, armoured fighting vehicles and 152 mm self-propelled artillery.[100] Two pro-Russian soldiers were killed in action and two civilian residents wounded.[101] Sources from the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic said that Ukrainian forces broke the ceasefire six times within the republic boundaries. The Ukrainian military employed small arms, heavy machine guns, automatic grenade launchers, 73 mm antitank recoilless rifles, 82 mm mortars, 120 mm mortars and BMP-1 armoured vehicles to attack pro-Russian positions at Zholobok, Kalynove, Kalynivka, Lozove and Nyzhnie Lozove. One pro-Russian soldier was killed in action.[102]

By the end of the day the number of registered ceasefire violations had risen to 73, one Ukrainian serviceman was killed, six were wounded. In the outskirts of Donetsk city, Kamianka, Avdiivka and Verkhnyotoretske came under 82 mm and 120 mm mortar fire. The rebels also used infantry weapons and rocket launchers to attack Ukrainian positions at Krasnohorivka, Marinka, Opytne, Avdiivka, Kamianka, Verkhnyotoretske, Nevelske and Butivka mining complex. In the region of Mariupol, Talakivka, Pavlopil, Vodiane, Shyrokyne, Hnutove and Pyshchevik were struck by small arms fire, machine gun fire and antitank rockets. In the northern sector of the demarcation line, 122 mm self-propelled artillery shelled Novozvanivka, Svitlodarsk and Troitske, Troitske was later the target of 120 mm mortars. Rebel forces also fired 82 mm and 120 mm mortars at Ukrainian redoubts around Zalizne, Novozvanivka, Novhorodske and Zaitseve. Ukrainian forces at Prichepilivka, Krymske, Troitske, Zhovte, Novhorodske, Mayorsk, Novoselivka, Novozvanivka and Zaitseve.[103][104] Pro-Russian officials at Donetsk city told the press that Ukrainian forces had broken the ceasefire on several occasions by evening. Dokuchaievsk, Mykhailivka, Vasiilivka and Spartak, in the environs of Donetsk city, Zaitseve, Gagarin mining complex, Ozeryanivka, Shyroka Balka, Izotove mining complex and Hluboka mining complex, in the area of Horlivka, and in the region of Mariupol, Uzhivka and Petrovske came under hostile fire. In the main incidents, Ukrainian tanks from Dzerzhinsky and Yuzhne launched a sustained attack on Gagarin and Hlubovka coal mines, supported by BMP-1 armoured fighting vehicles and 120 mm mortars. Shyroka Balka became the target of 82 mm and 120 mm mortars. Zaitseve came under 120 mm mortar fire, while Uzhivka was shelled with 82 mm mortars firing from Vodiane. BMP-2 armoured fighting vehicles opened fire on pro-Russian positions at Zaitseve, Petrovske and Dokuchaievsk, and BTR-80 armoured personnel carriers from Verkhnyotoretske and Avdiivka attacked Mykhailivka and Spartak. Zaitseve was also shelled with automatic grenade launchers and 73 mm antitank recoilless rifles. Two civilian residents, an adult male and a female teenager, were wounded at Gagarin coal mine, where several houses were damaged. The same sources attributed the intensity of the tank attack on Gagarin and Hluboka, where 44 rounds of 125  were fired, to a Ukrainian attempt to cover the withdrawal of Ukrainian army stragglers from the area of Chyhari.[105]

13 May[edit]

According to the information provided by the press-centre of the JFO headquarters in the morning, pro-Russian troops had opened fire on 73 occasions on Ukrainian positions the previous day[103][106] (including on 46 occasions in Donetsk and on 27 occasions in Luhansk region[104]); the fire was returned on 40 occasions.[104] By morning of 13 May twelve ceasefire violations were registered.[104] The spokesman of the Ministry of Defence reported at noon that one Ukrainian serviceman was killed in action and six were wounded in the Donbass region on 12 May.[104] Pro-Russian sources at Donetsk city reported 33 Ukrainian violations of the ceasefire in 13 locations using small arms, grenade launchers, 82 mm mortars, 120 mm mortars, armoured personnel carriers, armoured fighting vehicles and tanks. Two civilian were confirmed wounded.[107] Officials from the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic reported that Ukrainian forces broke the ceasefire seven times within the republic boundaries. The Ukrainian military employed heavy machine guns, rocket launchers, 73 mm antitank recoilless rifles, 82 mm mortars, 120 mm mortars and 122 mm self-propelled guns to attack pro-Russian positions at Kalynove, Zholobok and Znamianka.[108]

By the end of the day 63 ceasefire violations were registered, two Ukrainian servicemen were wounded. In the area around Donetsk city, Verkhnyotoretske came under 82 mm mortar fire. Small arms, heavy machine guns and different types of grenade and rocket launcher systems were employed to harass Ukrainian troops at Avdiivka, Kamianka, Taramchuk, Krasnohorivka, Marinka, Verkhnyotoretske and Butivka mining complex. In the region of Mariupol, rebel forces fired infantry weapons and rocket launchers at Vodiane, Pavlopil, Hnutove, Talakivka and Shyrokyne. In the northern sector of the demarcation line, 122 mm self-propelled artillery pounded Ukrainian positions around Svitlodarsk. Pro-Russian armoured fighting vehicles engaged Ukrainian redoubts at Luhanske, supported by heavy machine guns, rocket launchers and 120 mm mortars. Zaitseve, Zalizne, Krymske, Luhanske, Novhorodske, Novoluhanske, Svitlodarsk, Maisk and Troitske became the target of 82 mm and 120 mm mortars.[109][110][111] Pro-Russian sources at Donetsk city told the press that the Ukrainian military continued to broke the ceasefire throughout the day. Ukrainian forces attacked pro-Russian positions at Mykhailivka, Verkhnyotoretske, Spartak and Vasiilivka, in the surroundings of Donetsk city, Zaitseve, Gagarin mining complex, Shyroka Balka, 6/7 coal mine, Holmivsky, Dolomitne and Ozeryanivka, in the area of Horlivka, and Uzhivka, in the region of Mariupol. In the main incidents, 122 mm self-propelled guns from Mykhailivka pounded pro-Russian redoubts at Zaitseve. Zaitseve, Dolomitne and Gagarin mining complex also became the target of 82 mm and 120 mm mortars. Ozeryanivka, Holmivsky and 6/7 coal mine were hit by 120 mm mortar volleys, while Spartak and Uzhivka came under 82 mm mortar fire. BMP-1 armoured vehicles from Novhorodske, Novoluhanske and Travneve engaged pro-Russian forces at Shyroka Balka, Dolomitne and Holmivsky. BMP-2 armoured vehicles attacked Zaitseve and Gagarin mining complex. One civilian resident was wounded at Gagarin, where three houses were damaged.[112]

An USAF RQ-48 Global Hawk strategic drone conducted a recoinnassance mission over the demarcation line.[113]

14 May[edit]

The press-centre of the JFO headquarters reported in the morning that pro-Russian forces had opened fire on 63 occasions on Ukrainian positions the previous day[109][110] (including on 33 occasions in Donetsk region and on 30 occasions in Luhansk region[114][115]); the fire was returned on 30 occasions.[114][115] By 11:00 am of 14 May thirteen ceasefire violations were registered, with no casualties on the Ukrainian side.[114][115] The spokesman of the Ministry of Defence confirmed at noon that two Ukrainian servicemen were wounded in action in the Donbass region on 13 May.[114][115] Pro-Russian authorities at Donetsk city reported 22 Ukrainian violations of the ceasefire in 12 locations using small arms, automatic grenade launchers, 73 mm antitank recoilless rifles, 82 mm mortars, 120 mm mortars, armoured personnel carriers, armoured fighting vehicles and 122 mm self-propelled artillery. One civilian was wounded.[116][112] Local sources reported that Ukrainian forces broke the ceasefire on nine occasions within the boundaries of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic. The Ukrainian army employed small arms, heavy machine guns, automatic grenade launchers, 73 mm antitank recoilless rifles, 82 mm mortars, 120 mm mortars and BMP-1 armoured vehicles to attack pro-Russian positions at Zholobok, Sentianivka and Kalynove.[117]

By the end of the day the number of registered ceasefire violations had risen to 42, with no casualties on the Ukrainian side. In the environs of Donetsk city, Opytne came under 82 mm mortar fire; rebel forces, meanwhile, harassed Ukrainian troops at Avdiivka, Marinka, Pisky, Opytne and Butivka mining complex. In the region of Mariupol, Vodiane, Hnutove, Pyshchevik, Talakivka, Lebedinske and Shyrokyne became the target of infantry weapons and rocket propelled grenades. In the northern section of the demarcation line, pro-Russian armoured fighting vehicles engaged Ukrainian positions at Katerinivka, Novozvanivka, Zaitseve, Luhanske, Svitlodarsk, Zalizne and Krymske. Zolote, Troitske, Zalizne and Zaitseve were hit by 82 mm and 120 mm mortar volleys.[118] Several violations of the truce by Ukrainian forces were reported by pro-Russian officials throughout the day. The Ukrainan military opened fire on pro-Russian troops at Dokuchaievsk, Spartak and Yasynuvata, in the outskirts of Donetsk city, and Zaitseve, Zheleznaya Balka and Gagarin mining complex, in the area of Horlivka. In the main incidents, heavy shelling was reported at Gagarin mining complex, which became the target of 82 mm mortars, 120 mm mortars and 122 mm self-propelled artillery. Zaitseve was hit by 82 mm and 120 mm mortar volleys, and 120 mm mortars firing from Dzerzhinnsky also pounded Zheleznaya Balka. BMP-2 armoured vehicles from Avdiivka engaged pro-Russian positions at Yasynuvata.[119][120][121][122][123]

15 May[edit]

According to the information provided by the press-centre of the JFO headquarters in the morning, pro-Russian troops had opened fire on 42 occasions on Ukrainian positions the previous day[118][124] (including on 25 occasions in Donetsk and on 14 occasions in Luhansk region[125]); the fire was returned on 20 occasions.[125] By morning of 15 May eleven ceasefire violations were registered, with no casualties on the Ukrainian side.[125] The spokesman of the Ministry of Defence confirmed at noon no casualties in the Donbass region on 14 May.[125] Pro-Russian officials at Donetsk city reported 18 Ukrainian violations of the ceasefire in six different locations using small arms, heavy machine guns, automatic grenade launchers, 73 mm antitank recoilless rifles, 82 mm mortars, 120 mm mortars, armoured personnel carriers, armoured fighting vehicles and 122 mm self-propelled guns.[126] Authorities from the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic reported that Ukrainian forces broke the ceasefire three times within the republic boundaries. The Ukrainian military employed small arms, machine guns, automatic grenade launchers, 73 mm antitank recoilless rifles, 82 mm mortars, 120 mm mortars and BMP-1 armoured vehicles to attack pro-Russian positions at Prishib and Kalynove.[127]

By the end of the day total 45 ceasefire violations were registered by the Ukrainian side, as a result, one Ukrainian serviceman (born in 1985) was killed, two were wounded. In the area around Donetsk city, Verkhnyotoretske and Pisky came under 82 mm and 120 mm mortar fire. Rebel troops fired small arms, heavy machine guns and rocket launchers at Ukrainian positions at Verhnoytoretske, Kamianka, Krasnohorivka, Marinka, Opytne and Pisky. In the region of Mariupol, 82 mm and 120 mm mortar volleys struck Shyrokyne and Lebedinske, while infantry weapons and grenade launchers were used to harass Ukrainian troops at Vodiane, Hnutove, Pavlopil, Talakivka and Verkhnyotoretske. In the northern section of the demarcation line, 82 mm and 120 mm mortars were fired at Zalizne, Zaitseve, Novhorodske, Novozvanivka, Maiske and Troitske. Pro-Russian armoured fighting vehicles attacked Ukrainian forces in the area of Svitlodarsk, while Troitske became the target of ZU-23-2 antiaircraft guns.[128][129] Pro-Russian officials from Donetsk city told the press that Ukrainian forces broke the ceasefire several times throughout the day. Dokuchaievsk, Mykhailivka and Volvo Center, in the outskirts of Donetsk city, Zaitseve, Holmivsky, Gagarin mining complex and Dolomitne, in the area of Horlivka, and in the region of Mariupol, Sakhanka, Dzerzhinske and Novolaspa. In the main incidents, 122 mm self-propelled guns from Zhovanki, Semigorye and Kodeema shelled pro-Russian positions at Zaitseve, Dolomitne and Holmivsky. Gagarin mining complex, Zaitseve and Holmivsky were hit by 120 mm mortar barrages. Rebel forces also fired 82 mm mortars at Zaitseve, Mykhailivka and Volvo Center. BMP-1 armoured vehicles engaged pro-Russian forces at Dzerzhinske. Dokuchaievsk became the target of 73 mm antitank recoilless rifles, while two antitank guided missiles were launched at Sakhanka from Ukrainian positions at Lebedinske.[130]

16 May[edit]

The press-centre of the JFO headquarters reported in the morning that pro-Russian forces had opened fire on 45 occasions on Ukrainian positions the previous day[128][131] (including on 29 occasions in Donetsk region and on 16 occasions in Luhansk region[129]); the fire was returned on 25 occasions.[129] By morning of 16 May ten ceasefire violations were registered, the fire was returned on 4 occasions, with no casualties on the Ukrainian side (as of 9:00 am).[129] The spokesman of the Ministry of Defence reported at noon that one Ukrainian serviceman was killed in action and two others were wounded in the Donbass region on 15 May.[129] Pro-Russian authorities at Donetsk city reported 24 Ukrainian violations of the ceasefire in eleven locations using small arms, automatic grenade launchers, 73 mm antitank recoilless rifles, 82 mm mortars, 120 mm mortars, antitank guided missiles, armoured personnel carriers, armoured fighting vehicles and 122 mm self-propelled artillery.[132] Local sources reported that Ukrainian forces broke the ceasefire on nine occasions within the boundaries of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic. The Ukrainian army employed small arms, heavy machine guns, automatic grenade launchers, 73 mm antitank recoilless rifles, 82 mm mortars, 120 mm mortars BMP-1 armoured vehicles to attack pro-Russian positions at Veselehorivka, Lozove and Kalynove.[133]

By the end of the day the number of registered ceasefire violations had risen to 66, two Ukrainian servicemen were killed, four were wounded. In the surroundings of Donetsk city, a barrage of ten BM-21 artillery "Grad" rockets hit Avdiivka, which also became the target of small arms, heavy machine guns, rocket launchers, 82 mm and 120 mm mortar rounds. Opytne came under the combined fire of infantry weapons, grenade launchers, 82 mm and 120 mm mortars, while small arms, heavy machine guns and rocket launchers were fired at Verkhnytoretske, Marinka, Pisky, Krasnohorivka, Kamianka and Nevelske. Rebel forces attacked Opytne and Avdiivka with ZU-23-2 antiaircraft artillery. In the region of Mariupol, 122 mm self-propelled artillery shelled Vodiane, Bohdanivka and Nikolaevka, while 82 mm and 120 mm mortar volleys landed in Lebedinske and Vodiane. Ukrainian positions at Novohnativka, Hnutove, Vodiane, Pavlopil, Lebedinske, Nikolaevka and Pyshchevik were hit by small arms fire, heavy machine gun fire and rocket propelled grenades. In the northern sector of the demarcation line, Ukrainian redoubts at Luhanske were attacked with heavy machine guns, 82 mm mortars, armoured fighting vehicles and 122 mm self-propelled guns. Rebel forces from Knyaz Igor memorial harassed Ukrainian troops at Stanytsia Luhanska with small arms, heavy machine guns and rocket launchers. Intense fire from 82 mm and 120 mm mortars was reported at Zalizne, Troitske, Mayorsk, Novoluhanske, Svitlodarsk and Luhanske, Heavy machine gun fire and antitank rockets hit Zaitseve, Novoluhanske, Novozvanivka and Novotoshkivka, while armoured fighting vehicles engaged Ukrainian redoubts at Krymske and Novoluhanske. Sniper fire was reported at Novozvanivka and Novhorodske.[134][135][136][137] Pro-Russian officials reported several Ukrainian violations of the ceasefire by evening. Ukrainian forces attacked Mineralne, Dokuchaievsk, Kruta Balka, Yasynuvata and Spartak, in the outskirts of Donetsk city, Zaitseve, Gagarin mining complex, Holmivsky and Dolomitne, in the area of Horlivka, and Sakhanka, Pikuzy, Uzhivka and Petrovske, in the region of Mariupol. In the main incidents, Ukrainian forces from Avdiivka fired a 40 rocket barrage from BM-21 "Grad" multiple rocket launchers at Yasynuvata, while Holmivsky was shelled with 122 mm self-propelled guns. Zaitseve, Gagarin mining complex, Uzhivka, Holmivsky, Spartak and Dokuchaievsk were hit by 120 mm mortar volleys. Ukrainian troops also fired 82 mm mortars at Zaitseve, Gagarin mining complex,Uzhivka, Pikuzy, Mineralne, Dolomitne, Petrovske and Yasynuvata. BMP-1 armoured vehicles engaged pro-Russian redoubts at Pikuzy and Dolomitne, while one antitank guided missile was launched at Sakhanka from Ukrainian positions at Lebedinske. Kruta Balka became the target of 73 mm antitank recoilless rifles. A Ukrainian tank opened fire on pro-Russian redoubts in the region of Mariupol. One female civilian was killed at Holmivsky.[138][139]

17 May[edit]

According to the information provided by the press-centre of the JFO headquarters in the morning, pro-Russian troops had opened fire on 66 occasions on Ukrainian positions the previous day.[134][135] The spokesman of the Ministry of Defence confirmed at noon that two Ukrainian servicemen were killed in action and four were wounded in the Donbass region on 16 May.[140] Pro-Russian officials at Donetsk city reported 31 Ukrainian violations of the ceasefire in 14 locations using small arms, grenade launchers, 82 mm mortars, 120 mm mortars, antitank guided missiles, armoured personnel carriers, armoured fighting vehicles, tanks and 122 mm self-propelled artillery.[139] Sources from the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic recorded nine Ukrainian violations of the truce within the republic's borders. Ukrainian forces engaged pro-Russian positions at Kalynyvka, Kalynove, Lozove, Nyzhnie Lozove and Mala Verhunka using heavy machine guns, 73 mm antitank recoilless rifles, 82 mm mortars, 120 mm mortars, BMP-1 armoured vehicles and 122 mm self-propelled artillery.[141]

By the end of the day the number of registered ceasefire violations had risen to 60, seven Ukrainian servicemen were wounded. In the area around Donetsk city, 82 mm and 120 mm mortar barrages hit Ukrainian redoubts at Opytne. Avdiivka, Kamianka, Krasnohorivka, Marinka, Taramchuk, Nevelske, Opytne and Pisky became the target of small arms, heavy machine guns and rocket launchers. In the region of Mariupol, Vodiane and Hnutove were shelled with 120 mm mortars and 122 mm artillery. Starohnativka and Novohnativka, meanwhile, were pounded by 82 mm and 120 mm mortar fire. Rebel troops fired infantry weapons and grenade launchers at Ukrainian positions around Pavlopil, Shyrokyne, Pyshchevik, Lebedinske, Novohnativka, Starohnativka and Hnutove. In the northern section of the demarcation line, Krymske was shelled with 152 mm self-propeleld artillery; the same area was also targeted by infantry weapons, rocket launchers and 82 mm mortars. Zaitseve, Zalizne, Novoluhanske and Troitske were pounded by 122 mm artillery volleys. Rebel forces fired small arms, heavy machine guns and rocket launchers at Novozvanivka, Novotoshvka, Novhorodske and Prichepilivka.[142] Multiple violations of the truce by Ukrainian forces were reported by pro-Russian officials throughout the day. The Ukrainian military opened fire on pro-Russian troops at Yasynuvata, Spartak, Volvo Center, Trudivske and Mineralne, in the environs of Donetsk city, Zaitseve, Holmivsky, Gagarin mining complex, Zheleznaya Balka and Shyroka Balka, in the area of Horlivka, and in the region of Mariupol, Sakhanka, Pikuzy, Uzhivka and Dzerzhinske. In the main incidents, 122 mm self-propelled artillery from Zalizne shelled Zheleznaya Balka. Ukrainian forces fired 120 mm mortars at Zaitseve, Gagarin mining complex, Uzhivka, Sakhanka and Pikuzy and 82 mm mortars at Holmivsky, Zaitseve, Gagarin mining complex and Yasynuvata. Ukrainian tanks from Dzherzinsky engaged pro-Russian positions around Gagarin mining complex. BMP-1 armoured vehicles shelled Sakhanka, and BMP-2 armoured vehicles opened fire on pro-Russian positions at Petrovske. One civilian resident was wounded at Zaitseve. The water purification plant at Yasynuvata was put out of commission after being hit by 82 mm mortar rounds fired from Kamianka.[143] According to the information provided by the JFO headquarters Pivdenne was taken under control of Ukrainian forces.[144][145]

18 May[edit]

The press-centre of the JFO headquarters reported in the morning that pro-Russian forces had opened fire on 60 occasions on Ukrainian positions the previous day[142] (including on 37 occasions in Donetsk region and on 23 occasions in Luhansk region[146]); the fire was returned on 28 occasions.[146][147] The spokesman of the Ministry of Defence confirmed at noon that seven Ukrainian servicemen were wounded in the Donbass region on 17 May.[146][148] Two civilians were killed and two were injured by shelling in Troitske at around 2:00 am on 18 May by heavy artillery fire.[148][149] Pro-Russian authorities at Donetsk city recorded 39 Ukrainian violations of the ceasefire in 20 different locations using small arms, automatic grenade launchers, 73 mm antitank recoilless guns, 82 mm mortars, 120 mm mortars, antiaircraft guns, armoured personnel carriers, armoured fighting vehicles, tanks and 122 mm self-propelled artillery. One civilian was wounded at Zaitseve.[150] The commander of the battalion "Pyatnashky", Oleg Mamaiev, died of wounds after being hit by shrapnel from Ukrainian artillery near Avdiivka.[151] In the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic, local officials reported six Ukrainian violations of the ceasefire. The Ukrainian military used small arms, heavy machine guns, 73 mm antitank recoilless rifles, 82 mm mortars, 120 mm mortars and BMP-1 armoured vehicles to engage pro-Russian positions at Kalynove, Donetskyi, Lohvynove and Zholobok.[152]

By the end of the day 43 ceasefire violations were registered with no casualties on the Ukrainian side. In the environs of Donetsk city, pro-Russian armoured fighting vehicles engaged Ukrainian redoubts at Avdiivka, supported by 82 mm and 120 mm mortar fire. Verkhnyotoretske, Krasnohorivka, Avdiivka, Marinka and Nevelske became the target of infantry weapons and rocket launchers. In the region of Mariupol, heavy shelling was reported at Lebedinske, where Ukrainian positions were pounded by 120 mm mortars and 122 mm self-propelled artillery. Rebel forces fired small arms, heavy machine guns and grenade launchers at Vodiane Shyrokyne and Lebedinske. In the northern sector of the demarcation line, Popasna became the target of 120 mm mortars and 152 mm artillery. After midnight, pro-Russian 122 mm self-propelled guns shelled Ukrainian positions at Zalizne from Gagarin mining complex. Earlier, 120 mm mortar barrages had landed in the same location. Katerininvka and Novozvanivka came under 82 mm mortar fire. The separatis harassed Ukrainian troops at Zaitseve, Kirove, Krymske, Luhanske, Novozvanivka, Rassadky, Stanytsia Luhanska and Maisk with small arms fire, heavy machine gun fire and rocket propelled grenades.[153][154] Pro-Russian sources at Donetsk city told the press that Ukrainian forces had broken the ceasefire on several occasions by evening. Kruta Balka, Yasynuvata, Volvo Center and Vasiilivka, in the surroundings of Donetsk city, Gagarin mining complex, Zheleznaya Balka, Shyroka Balka, Zaitseve and Komsomolske, in the area of Horlivka, and in the region of Mariupol, Uzhivka, Pikuzy and Dzerzhinske, came under hostile fire. In the main incidents, Ukrainian tanks from Novhorodske launched an attack on pro-Russian entrenchments at Gagarin mining complex supported by 122 mm self-propelled artillery; 122 mm artillery volleys fired from Dyliivka also landed in nearby Komsomolske. Zaitseve, Gagarin and Kruta Balka were hit by 120 mm mortar fire. The Ukrainian army shelled Zheleznaya Balka, Gagarin and Shyroka Balka with 82 mm mortars. Antiaircraft guns were used to pound pro-Russian positions at Gagarin, Pikuzy and Volvo Center. BMP-2 armoured vehicles from Vodiane raked pro-Russian redoubts at Dzerzhinske with 30 mm cannon fire. Two workers were wounded by shrapnel when Ukrainian artillery shelled the dolomite processing plant in northwest Horlivka at dawn.[150][155]

19 May[edit]

According to the information provided by the press-centre of the JFO headquarters in the morning, pro-Russian troops had opened fire on 43 occasions on Ukrainian positions the previous day.[153][156] The spokesman of the Ministry of Defence reported at noon no casualties in the Donbass region on 18 May.[157] Pro-Russian officials at Donetsk city reported 22 Ukrainian violations of the ceasefire in 16 locations using small arms, automatic grenade launchers, 73 mm antitank recoilless rifles, 82 mm mortars, 120 mm mortars, armoured personnel carriers, armoured fighting vehicles, tanks and 122 mm self-propelled artillery. One elderly civilian resident was killed at Horlivka.[158] The same sources reported 202 Ukrainian violations of the ceasefire over the last week. The Ukrainian military fired 150 122 mm self-propelled artillery rounds, 40 tank rounds and 1,544 mortar shells on the same period. Two pro-Russian soldiers and one civilian were killed.[159] According to local authorities, the Ukrainian military broke the ceasefire five times within the borders of the self-styled Luhansk People's Republic. The Ukrainian military employed small arms, heavy machine guns, automatic grenade launchers, 73 mm antitank recoilless rifles, 82 mm mortars and BMP-2 armoured vehicles to engage pro-Russian positions at Sokolniki and Holubovske.[160]

By the end of the day total 58 ceasefire violations were registered, as a result, three Ukrainian servicemen were wounded. In the surroundings of Donetsk city, BM-21 "Grad" multiple rocket launchers fired several rocket barrages at Avdiivka. Rebel forces also shelled Avdiivka, Zaitseve and Zalizne with 120 mm mortars and 122 mm self-propelled artillery. Pro-Russian infantry launched a number of attacks in the area that were repelled by the Ukrainian defenders. In the region of Mariupol, Pyshchevik, Vodiane and Shyrokyne came under 122 mm artillery fire. Ukrainian marines pushed back a number of infantry assaults on their positions. Similar attacks took place in the northern sector of the demarcation line, on the strongholds of Novotoshkivke, Zolote, Krymske, Novozvanivka and Troitske.[161] Pro-Russian sources told the press that Ukrainian forces broke the ceasefire several times throughout the day. Yasynuvata and Dokuchaievsk, in the outskirts of Donetsk city, Zaitseve, Gagarin mining complex and Shyroka Balka, in the area of Horlivka, and in the region of Mariupol Kazatske, Uzhivka, Petrovske and Pikuzy, came under attack. In the main incidents, 122 mm self-propelled artillery from Pavlopil shelled pro-Russian positions at Kazatske, while 120 mm mortar volleys landed in Zaitseve, Gagarin mining complex, Shyroka Balka, Uzhivka and Dokuchaievsk. Ukrainian forces fired 82 mm mortars at Zaitseve, Gagarin, Yasynuvata and Dokuchaievsk. BMP-1 armoured vehicles from Bohdanivka engaged pro-Russian forces at Petrovske, and BMP-2 armoured vehicles from Novotroitske riddled pro-Russian redoubts with 30 mm cannon fire. One civilian resident was killed and another wounded at Zaitseve.[162][163][164][165][166] Witnesses on the ground reported heavy fire in the western outskirts of Donetsk city by night, claiming that Ukrainian tanks from Butivka mining complex shelled Spartak, and artillery fire hit Yasynuvata.[167] In the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic Zholobok and Nyzhnie Lozove were attacked with rocket launchers, 82 mm mortars, armoured personnel carriers and armoured fighting vehicles.[168]

20 May[edit]

The press-centre of the JFO headquarters reported in the morning that pro-Russian forces had opened fire on 58 occasions on Ukrainian positions the previous day.[161][169] The spokesman of the Ministry of Defence confirmed at noon that three Ukrainian servicemen were wounded in the Donbass region on 19 May.[170] Pro-Russian officials at Donetsk city recorded 23 Ukrainian violations of the ceasefire in ten different areas using small arms, heavy machine guns, automatic grenade launchers, 73 mm antitank recoilless rifles, antiaircraft guns, 82 mm mortars, 120 mm mortars, armoured personnel carriers, armoured fighting vehicles and 122 mm self-propelled artillery.[171] According to local sources, the Ukrainian military broke the ceasefire seven times within the boundaries of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic. The Ukrainian forces engaged pro-Russian positions at Nyzhne Lozove, Kalynove, Zholobok, Berezovske, Prishib and Krasny Yar employing small arms, heavy machine guns, automatic grenade launchers, rocket launchers, 73 mm antitank recoilless rifles, 82 mm mortars, 120 mm mortars and BMP-1 armoured vehicles.[172]

By the end of the day the number of registered ceasefire violations had risen to 55, with no casualties on the Ukrainian side. In the outskirts of Donetsk city, BM-21 "Grad" multiple rocket launchers were fired from Yasynuvata at the Ukrainian stroghold of Avdiivka, which was hit by a 40 rocket barrage. Novotroitske became the target of 122 mm self-propelled artillery firing from Dokuchaievsk. Pro-Russian tanks launched an attack on Ukrainian redoubts at Avdiivka. Pisky and Avdiivka were shelled with 82 mm and 120 mm mortars, while small arms and heavy machine gun fire was reported at Marinka, Verkhnyotoretske, Pisky, Nevelske and Krasnohorivka. In the region of Mariupol, 122 mm artillery volleys fired from Zaichenko struck Vodiane, which was later hit by 120 mm mortar rounds. Nikolaevka and Shyrokyne came under 82 mm and 120 mm mortar fire. pro-Russian armoured fighting vehicles opened fire on Ukrainian positions at Hnutove and Vodiane. Ukrainian forces at Vodiane, Shyrokyne, Hnutove, Pavlopil and Lomakine. In the northern sector of the demarcation line, heavy shelling was reorted at Zaitseve, which became the target of 120 mm mortars and 122 mm self-propelled artillery. Rebel forces also fired 82 mm and 120 mm mortars at Shumy, Zalizne, Troitske and Luhanske. A Ukrainian infantry thrust behind pro-Russian lines rounded up three prisoners and suppressed a hostile firing position, killing a pro-Russian fighter. The group, led by Colonel Koltsov, belonged to the 46 Battalion of Special Forces "Donbass". The incident was confirmed to have taken place near Holmivsky by pro-Russian authorities.[173][174][175][176] Pro-Russian officials at Donetsk city said that Ukrainian forces had broken the truce on several occasions during the day. The Ukrainian military attacked Yasynuvata, Spartak, Mineralne, Kruta Balka, Vasiilivka and Dokuchaievsk, around Donetsk city, Ozeryanivka, Zaitseve and Gagarin mining complex, in the area of Horlivka, and in the region of Mariupol, Petrovske, Sakhanka and Pikuzy. In the main incidents, 122 mm self-propelled guns from Avdiivka fired at Yasynuvata. Rebel forces also shelled Zaitseve, Gagarin mining complex and Pikuzy with 82 mm and 120 mm mortars. Mineralne, Kruta Balka and Dokuchaievsk came under 120 mm mortar fire, while 82 mm mortar volleys hit Spartak, Sakhanka and Vasiilivka. BMP-1 armoured vehicles engaged pro-Russian redoubts at Ozeryanivka and Gagarin mining complex.[177][178][179][180]

21 May[edit]

According to the information provided by the press-centre of the JFO headquarters in the morning, pro-Russian troops had opened fire on 55 occasions on Ukrainian positions the previous day.[173][181][182] The spokesman of the Ministry of Defence reported at noon no casualties in the Donbass region on 20 May.[175] Pro-Russian officials at Donetsk city reported 20 Ukrainian violations of the ceasefire in eleven different locations using small arms, snipers, heavy machine guns, automatic grenade launchers, 73 mm antitank recoilless rifles, 82 mm mortars, 120 mm mortars, armoured personnel carriers, armoured fighting vehicles and 122 mm self-propelled guns. An elderly civilian was wounded at Horlivka.[183] Officials from the self-styled Luhansk People's Republic said that Ukrainian forces broke the ceasefire three times within the republic boundaries. The Ukrainian military employed small arms, heavy machine guns, automatic grenade launchers, 73 mm antitank recoilless guns, 120 mm mortars to attack pro-Russian positions at Kalynivka, Kalynove and Nyzhnie Lozove.[184]

By the end of the day total 53 ceasefire violations were registered, as a result, two Ukrainian servicemen were killed, nine were wounded. Around Donetsk city, Marinka was hit by 82 mm and 120 mm mortar volleys. The village was also the target of small arms and sniper fire. The separatists fired infantry weapons at Pisky, Avdiivka and Novomykhailivka. In the region of Mariupol, heavy shelling was reported at Novohnativka, which was pounded by 82 mm mortars, 120 mm mortars and 122 mm self-propelled artillery. Small arms and heavy machine gun fire harassed Ukrainian troops at Hnutove, Vodiane, Pavlopil, Novomykhailovka, Chermalyk and Novohnativka. In the northern sector of the demarcation line, Mayorsk became the target of 152 mm artillery. Troitske, Yuzhne, Novhorodske, Novoluhanske, Mayorsk, Shumy, Zaitseve and Zalizne were fired at from 82 mm and 120 mm mortars.[185] Pro-Russian authorities told the press that Ukrainian forces broke the ceasefire several times throughout the day. Vasiilivka and Mykhailivka, in the surroundings of Donetsk city, Zaitseve, Ozeryanivka, Gagarin mining complex, Shyroka Balka, Zheleznaya Balka, Holmivsky, Dolomitne and Mayorsk checkpoint, in the area of Horlivka, and in the region of Mariupol, Uzhivka, Sosnovske and Petrovske. In the main incidents, 122 mm self-propelled artillery pounded pro-Russian positions at Gagarin mining complex and Holmivsky. Zaitseve, Gagarin mining complex, Zheleznaya Balka and Petrovske came under 120 mm mortar fire. Rebel forces also shelled Shyroka Balka, Dolomitne, Ozeryanivka, Zaitseve, Gagarin, Mykhailivka, Uzhivka and Sosnovske with 82 mm mortars. BMP-1 armoured vehicles opened fire on pro-Russian redoubts at Shyroka Balka, while BMP-2 armoured vehicles riddled Ukrainian redoubts with 30 mm gunfire at Petrovske, Shyroka Balka and Mykhailivka. Four civilian residents were wounded by Ukrainian shelling at Gagarin.[186]

22 May[edit]

The press-centre of the JFO headquarters reported in the morning that pro-Russian forces had opened fire on 53 occasions on Ukrainian positions the previous day[185][187] (including on 28 occasions in Donetsk region and on 25 occasions in Luhansk region[188]); the fire was returned on 14 occasions.[188] By morning of 22 May ten ceasefire violations were registered.[188] The spokesman of the Ministry of Defence reported at noon that two Ukrainian servicemen (born in 1986 and in 1987) were killed and four others were wounded during a pro-Russian raid on the village of Pivdenne at around 5:00 am;[189] five other Ukrainian servicemen were wounded elsewhere in the Donbass region on 21 May.[188] Pro-Russian authorities at Donetsk city reported 29 Ukrainian violations of the ceasefire in 12 locations using small arms, automatic grenade launchers, 73 mm antitank recoilless rifles, 82 mm mortars, 120 mm mortars, armoured personnel carriers, armoured fighting vehicles and 122 mm self-propelled guns.[190] One pro-Russian soldier was killed in action and two others wounded. Four civilians were confirmed injured.[191] According to officials from the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic recorded four Ukrainan violations of the truce within the republic boundaries. BMP-1 armoured vehicles from Troitske launched four attacks on pro-Rusisan positions at Kalynove and Veselehorivka, in one occasion supported by automatic grenade launchers.[192]

By the end of the day the number of registered ceasefire violations had risen to 49, one Ukrainian serviceman (born in 1995[193]) was killed, three were wounded. In the surroundings of Donetsk city, 120 mm mortar barrages hit Avdiivka, Novoselivka and Opytne. Ukrainian forces at Marinka were fired at from snipers and 82 mm mortars. In the region of Mariupol, 122 mm self-propelled guns from Zaichenko hit Ukrainian positions at Talakivka. Bohdanivka was likewise shelled from Styla with 152 mm artillery. In the northern section of the demarcation line, Maisk, Yuzhne and Troitske were shelled with 82 mm and 120 mm mortars. Stanytsia Luhanska was attacked from separatist forces at Knyaz Igor memorial with small arms, heay machine guns and grenade launchers. Zaitseve, Troitske, Novozvanivka, Maiske and Luhanske became the target of infantry weapons.[194] Pro-Russian sources at Donetsk city reported several Ukrainian violations of the ceasefire across the day. The Ukrainian military attacked Yakovliivka and Dokuchaievsk, in the outskirts of Donetsk city, Zaitseve and Holmivsky, in the area of Horlivka and in the region of Mariupol, Bezimenne, Uzhivka, Dzerzhinske and Sakhanka. In the main incidents, Zaitseve, Yakovliivka and Dokuchaievsk were struck by 120 mm mortar barrages. Rebel forces also fired 82 mm mortars at Holmivsky. BMP-1 armoured vehicles from Shyrokyne launched a sustained attack on Ukrainian redoubts at Bezimenne, while BMP-2 armoured vehicles from Vodiane raked pro-Russian positions at Dzerzhinske with 30 mm cannon fire. Antiaircraft artillery, firing in direct mode, pounded Uzhivka and Sakahnka. One civilian was killed and three children wounded when an improvised explosive device struck a bus at Debaltseve.[195]

23 May[edit]

According to the information provided by the press-centre of the JFO headquarters in the morning, pro-Russian troops had opened fire on 49 occasions on Ukrainian positions the previous day[194][196] (including on 36 occasions in Donetsk and on 12 occasions in Luhansk region[193]); the fire was returned on about 20 occasions.[193] By morning of 23 May ten ceasefire violations were registered with no casualties on the Ukrainian side.[193] The spokesman of the Ministry of Defence reported at noon that one Ukrainian serviceman was killed in action and three were wounded in the Donbass region on 22 May.[193] One civilian was killed at Marinka.[193] Pro-Russian sources at Donetsk city reported eleven Ukrainian violations of the ceasefire in elevent locations using small arms, snipers, heavy machine guns, automatic grenade launchers, 73 mm antitank recoilless rifles, 82 mm mortars, 120 mm mortars, antiaircraft guns, armoured personnel carriers and armoured fighting vehicles.[197] In the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic, local officials reported seven Ukrainian violations of the ceasefire. The Ukrainian military used small arms, heavy machine guns, 73 mm antitank recoilless rifles, 82 mm mortars, 120 mm mortars and BMP-1 armoured vehicles to engage pro-Russian positions at Nyzhnie Lozove, Lozove, Veselehorivka, Kalynove and Knyaz Igor memorial.[198]

By the end of the day total 38 ceasefire violations were registered, as a result, two Ukrainian servicemen were wounded. In the area around Donetsk city, Opytne and Butivka mining complex came under 82 mm and 120 mm mortar fire. Verhneyotoretske, Nevelske, Opytne, Pisky, Avdiivka, Marinka and Butivka mining complex became the target of infantry weapons and rocket launchers. Sniper fire was reported at Marinka. In the region of Mariupol, pro-Russian tanks from Sosnovske engaged Ukrainian redoubts at Pavlopil. Hranitne and Pavlopil were targeted by 82 mm and 120 mm mortars. Rebel forces fired small arms and grenade launchers at Pyshchevik, Shyrokyne, Vodiane, Pavlopil, Chermalik and Hnutove, while Ukrainian troops at Pavlopil were harassed by hostile snipers. In the northern sector of the demarcation line, Zaitseve, Krymske and Troitske were hit by 82 mm and 120 mm mortar fire. Small arms and heavy machine guns were used to attack Ukrainian positions at Novozvanivka and Novooleksandrivka.[199][200] Pro-Russian authorities told the press that the Ukrainian military broke the ceasefire several times throughout the day. Verkhnyotoretske and Vasiilivka, in the surroundings of Donetsk city, Zaitseve, Ozeryanivka, Shyroka Balka and Dolomitne, in the area of Horlivka, and in the region of Mariupol, Uzhivka and Dzerzhinske. In the main incidents, Ukrainian forces shelled Zaitseve and Dolomitne with 82 mm and 120 mm mortars, while 120 mm mortar volleys also landed in Uzhivka. Verkhnyotoretske and Shyroka Balka came under 82 mm mortars. BMP-1 and BMP-2 armoured vehicles launched a sustained attack on pro-Russian positions at Ozeryanivka. BMP-1 armoured vehicles opened fire on Zaitseve and Shyroka Balka. Deputy minister of defence of the DNR, Eduard Basurin, said that a group of Ukrainian special forces attempting to broke through the demarcation line from Marinka were met with heavy gunfire by pro-Russian forces at Petrovsky district. The intruders were beaten back with casualties.[201][202]

24 May[edit]

The press-centre of the JFO headquarters reported in the morning that pro-Russian forces had opened fire on 38 occasions on Ukrainian positions the previous day[199][203] (including on 32 occasions in Donetsk region and on 6 occasions in Luhansk region[204]); the fire was returned on several occasions.[204] By morning of 24 May eleven ceasefire violations were registered with no casualties on the Ukrainian side.[199] The spokesman of the Ministry of Defence confirmed at noon that two Ukrainian servicemen were wounded in the Donbass region on 23 May.[204] Pro-Russian authorities at Donetsk city reported 16 Ukrainian violations of the ceasefire in nine locations using small arms, automatic grenade launchers, 73 mm antitank recoilless rifles, 82 mm mortars, 120 mm mortars, antiaircraft guns, armoured personnel carriers and armoured fighting vehicles.[205][201] In the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic, local officials reported eleven Ukrainian violations of the ceasefire. The Ukrainian military used small arms, heavy machine guns, automatic grenade launchers, 73 mm recoilless antitank rifles, 82 mm mortars, 120 mm mortars and BMP-1 armoured vehicles to pound pro-Russian positions at Kalynove, Sentianivka, Zholobok and Veselehorivka.[206]

By the end of the day the number of registered ceasefire violations had risen to 36,[207][208] two Ukrainian soldiers were wounded. In the environs of Donetsk city, Novoselivka became the target of 122  self-propelled artillery. Rebel forces used small arms, rocket launchers, 120 mm mortars and armoured fighting vehicles to attack Marinka, Nevelske, Berezove, Troitske, Pisky and Butivka mining complex. Later in the night, hostile tanks opened fire on Ukrainian positions at Nevelske, while small arms fire was reported at Marinka. Pro-Russian tanks launched a sustained attack on Ukrainian redoubts at Hranitne, in the region of Mariupol. Armoured fighting vehicles, supported by small arms, grenade launchers and 120 mm mortars, engaged Ukrainian forces at Pavlopil, Hnutove, Chermalik and Shyrokyne. Starohnativka came under 152 mm artillery fire after midnight. In the northern section of the demacation line, pro-Russian armoured fighting vehicles attacked Novoluhanske, supported by small arms, heavy machine guns, 82  mortars and 120 mm mortars. Zarya was hit by 152 mm self-propelled artillery, while 82 mm and 120 mm mortar volleys landed in Zaitseve and Luhanske. Ukrainian positions at Codeema and Novozvanivka were struck by heavy machine gun fire and antitank rockets.[208][209] Pro-Russian officials reported a number of Ukrainian violations of the truce across the day. Ukrainian forces attacked Dokuchaievsk, in the outskirts of Donetsk city, Hladosove, Holmivsky, Ozeryanivka, Zaitseve and Dolomitne, and in the region of Mariupol, Sakhanka and Pikuzy. In the main incidents, Hladosove, Holmivsky and Dolomitne came under 120 mm mortar fire; 82 mm mortar volleys landed meanwhile in Dokuchaievsk, Sakhanka and Zaitseve. BMP-1 armoured vehicles from Talakivka attacked Pikuzy, while BMP-2 armoured vehicles from Novotroitske riddled pro-Russian positions at Dokuchaievsk with 30 mm gunfire.[210][211][212][213][214] There were reports of fresh shelling at Dokuchaievsk later in the night. According to the same sources, pro-Russian positions at Spartak, Donetsk airport and Yasynuvata were engaged by small arms, heavy machine guns, automatic grenade launchers, 73 mm recoilless antitank rifles, 82 mm mortars, 120 mm mortars and armoured fighting vehicles. Ukrainian drones overflew the area.[215]

25 May[edit]

According to the information provided by the press-centre of the JFO headquarters in the morning, pro-Russian troops had opened fire on 36 occasions on Ukrainian positions the previous day[207][216][217] (including on 28 occasions in Donetsk and on 8 occasions in Luhansk region[208]); the fire was returned on several occasions.[208] By morning of 25 May eleven ceasefire violations were registered with no casualties on the Ukrainian side.[208] The spokesman of the Ministry of Defence reported at noon that two Ukrainian servicemen were wounded in the Donbass region on 24 May.[208] Pro-Russian authorities at Donetsk city reported 16 Ukrainian violations of the ceasefire in eight locations using small arms, snipers, automatic grenade launchers, 73 antitank recoilless rifles, 82 mortars, 120 mortars, armoured personnel carriers and armoured fighting vehicles.[218] The same sources recorded 139 Ukrainian violations of the ceasefire over the past week. Ukrainian forces fired 49 rounds from 122 mm self-propelled artillery, four from tanks and 615 from mortars. Pro-Russian forces repelled two assaults by the Ukrainian army in the area of Horlivka. Two pro-Russian soldiers and two civilian residents were killed.[219][220] According to local authorities, the Ukrainian military broke the ceasefire twice within the borders of the self-styled Luhansk People's Republic. The Ukrainian military employed heavy machine guns, automatic grenade launchers, 82 mm and 120 mm mortars to attack pro-Russian positions at Kalynivka and Lohvynove.[221]

The JFO headquarters released a report indicating that in the early hours of the morning, pro-Russian 152 mm self-propelled artillery firing from Komsomoletsk, in the area of Horlivka, hit and blew up a Ukrainian ammunition dump at Stara Nikolaevka. The Ukrainian military claimed that two pro-Russian guns were destroyed in retaliation. By the end of the day the number of recorded ceasefire violations had risen to 33; two Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in action. In the area of Donetsk city, Novotroitske and Stara Nikolaevka were hit by 152 mm artillery volleys. Pro-Russian tanks, meanwhile, launched an attack on Nevelske. Rebel forces used infantry weapons and rocket launchers to harass Ukrainian troops at Marinka, Krasnohorivka, Nevelske and Novoselivka. In the region of Mariupol, pro-Russian tanks engaged Ukrainian redoubts around Lebedinske. Nearby Shyrokyne was hit by 120 mm mortar volleys. Ukrainian positions at Hnutove, Vodiane, Pavlopil, Shyrokyne and Starohnativka were struck by small arms fire, heavy machine gun fire and antitank rockets. JFO sources claimed the shooting down of a pro-Russian drone over Volnovakha. In the northern section of the demarcation line, heavy shelling was reported at Novoluhanske, which became the target of 120 mm mortars and 122 mm self-propelled guns. Ukrainian troops at Luhanske were fired at from small arms, heavy machine guns, 82 mm and 120 mm mortars. Svitlodarsk and Krymske were hit by small arms fire, antitank rockets and 82 mm mortar rounds.[222][223] Several Ukrainian violations of the truce were reported by pro-Russian sources at Donetsk city throughout the day. Ukrainian forces attacked Mineralne, Verkhnyotoretske, Spartak, Dokuchaievsk, Lozove and Vasiilivka, in the outskirts of Donetsk city, Zaitseve and Gagarin mining complex, in the area around Horlivka, and in the region of Mariupol, Petrovske and Dzerzhinske. In the main incidents, Petrovske was shelled by 120 mm mortars and 122 mm self-propeleld artillery. Spartak was hit by 82 mm and 120 mm mortar volleys, while Lozove and Dokuchaievsk came under 120 mm mortar fire. BMP-2 armoured vehicles from Novotroitske raked pro-Russian positions at Dokuchaievsk with 30 mm gunfire. BTR-80 armoured personnel carriers attacked Ukrainian redoubts at Verkhnyotoretske.[224]

26 May[edit]

The press-centre of the JFO headquarters reported in the morning that pro-Russian forces had opened fire on 33 occasions on Ukrainian positions the previous day[225][226] (including on 27 occasions in Donetsk region and on 6 occasions in Luhansk region[227]); the fire was returned on 11 occasions.[227] The spokesman of the Ministry of Defence reported at noon that two Ukrainian servicemen were wounded in the Donbass region on 25 May.[227] Pro-Russian officials at Donetsk city reported 14 Ukrainian violations of the ceasefire in ten different locations using small arms, heavy machine guns, automatic grenade launchers, 73 mm antitank recoilless rifles, 82 mm mortars, 120 mm mortars, armoured personnel carriers, armoured fighting vehicles and 122 mm self-propelled artillery. One civilian resident was wounded.[228] Sources from the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic recorded five Ukrainian violations of the truce within the republic's borders. Ukrainian forces engaged pro-Russian positions at Kalynyvka, Lohvynove, Molodezhne and Zholobok using small arms, heavy machine guns, automatic grenade launchers, 73 mm antitank recoilless rifles, 82 mm mortars, 120 mm mortars and BMP-1 armoured vehicles.[229]

By the end of the day the number of registered ceasefire violations had risen to 28, one Ukrainian serviceman was killed, four were wounded, two were taken into prison. In the outskirts of Donetsk city, pro-Russian military used infantry weapons to harass Ukrainian troops at Kamianka, Krasnohorivka, Marinka, Opytne and Pisky. Sniper fire was reported at Krasnohorivka. In the region of Mariupol, Ukrainian redobts at Vodiane were hit by heavy machine gun fire and antitank rockets. Pavlopil, Shyrokyne, Vodiane and Hnutove became the target of small arms and heavy machine guns. In the northern sector of the demarcation line, Zaitseve came under the combined fire of 82 mm and 120 mm mortars. Krymske was struck by 120 mm mortar volleys, while 82 mm mortar rounds and antitank guided missiles hit Yuzhne. Heavy machine guns and antitank rocket launchers were fired at Novotoshkivke, Prichepilivka, Luhanske, Krymske, Yuzhne and Zaitseve.[230][231][232][233][234] Pro-Russian authorities from Donetsk city recorded a number of Ukrainian violations of the ceasefire by evening in the surroundings of Donetsk city and Horlivka. In the main incidents, BMP-1 armoured vehicles from Nevelske engaged pro-Russian positions at Lozove, supported by automatic grenade launchers. Verkhnyotoretske and Holmivsky were fired at from 73 mm antitank recoilless rifles.[235][236] In the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic, military spokesman Andryi Marochko reported that two Ukrainian soldiers from the 14th Mechanized Brigade were captured by pro-Russian forces while wandering in the buffer zone.[237]

27 May[edit]

According to the information provided by the press-centre of the JFO headquarters in the morning, pro-Russian troops had opened fire on 28 occasions on Ukrainian positions the previous day.[230][231] The spokesman of the Ministry of Defence reported at noon that one Ukrainian serviceman was killed and two others were wounded in an ambush on Ukrainia armoured fighting vehicles near Horlivka at around 8:00 pm; another two Ukrainian soldiers were wounded elsewhere in the Donbass region on 26 May.[232] Pro-Russian officials in Donetsk city recorded three Ukrainian violations of the truce. The Ukrainian military used small arms, heavy machine guns, automatic grenade launchers, 73  antitank recoilless guns and BMP-1 armoured vehicles to attack pro-Russian positions at Lozove and Verkhnyotoretske, in the outskirts of Donetsk city, and Holmivsky, in the area of Horlivka.[238] Sources from the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic said that Ukrainian forces broke the ceasefire once within the republic boundaries, when BMP-1 armoured vehicles from Luhanske, supported by heavy machine guns and automatic grenade launchers engaged pro-Russian troops at Nyzhnie Lozove.[239]

The Security Service reported that two of their servicemen from the Alpha unit, one of them a lieutenant colonel, were killed and one was wounded by artillery shelling in Luhansk region.[240][241] By the end of the day total 22 ceasefire violations were registered. Around Donetsk city, Nevelske, Krasnohorivka, Pisky, Verkhnyotoretske and Butivka mining complex were attacked with infantry weapons and grenade launchers. In the region of Mariupol, heavy shelling was reported at Chermalyk, which became the target of rocket launchers, antitank guided missiles, 120 mm mortars and 122 mm self-propelled artillery. Vodiane, Pavlopil, Shyrokyne and Talakivka. In the northern section of the demarcation line, Zaitseve was struck by 82 mm and 120 mm mortar volleys. Ukrainian troops at Luhanske, Novhorodske, Katerinivka and Svitlodarsk were engaged with heavy machine guns and rocket launchers. Two Ukrainian servicemen were wounded, one went missing in a clash between the warring parties that took place at Pavlopil at around 7:00 pm;[242] (returned to his unit on 2 June[243]). Pro-Russian authorities at Donetsk city told the press that Ukrainian forces broke the ceasefire on several occasions by evening. Spartak and Dokuchaievsk, in the surroundings of Donetsk city, Zaitseve, Ozeryanivka and Shyroka Balka, in the area of Horlivka, and in the region of Mariupol, Uzhivka, Pikuzy and Verkhnyoshyrokivske came under attack. In the main incidents, Ozeryanivka became the target of the combined action of 82  and 120 mm mortars. Ozeryanivka, Spartak and Dokuchaievsk were hit by 120 mm mortar volleys. Rebel forces shelled Zaitseve with 82  mortars and 73  antitank recoilless rifles. BMP-1 armoured vehicles engaged pro-Russian positions at Ozeryanivka and Pikuzy, while BMP-2 armoured vehicles riddled Ukrainian outposts at Shyroka Balka with 30  gunfire.[244]

28 May[edit]

The press-centre of the JFO headquarters reported in the morning that pro-Russian forces had opened fire on 22 occasions on Ukrainian positions the previous day[242][245][246] (including on 17 occasions in Donetsk region and on 5 occasions in Luhansk region[247]); the fire was returned on several occasions.[247] By morning of 28 May seven ceasefire violations were registered with no casualties on the Ukrainian side.[247] The spokesman of the Ministry of Defence reported at noon that two Ukrainian servicemen were wounded and one went missing in the Donbass region on 27 May.[248][247] Pro-Russian officials at Donetsk city reported 16 Ukrainian violations of the ceasefire in eight different locations using small arms, automatic grenade launchers, 73  antitank recoilless rifles, 82  mortars, 120 mm mortars, armoured personnel carriers and armoured fighting vehicles.[249] No violations of the ceasefire were reported in the territory of the self-proclaimed Luhanks People's Republic.[250]

By the end of the day the number of registered ceasefire violations had risen to 37, six Ukrainian servicemen were wounded; a 15-year-old female civilian was killed by shelling. In the environs of Donetsk city, Novoselivka and Novomykhailivka were shelled with 120 mm mortars. The separatists fired small arms, heavy machine guns and grenade launchers at Ukrainian positions in Pisky, Opytne, Krasnohorivka, Marinka, Novomykhailivka, Verkhnyotoretske and Novoselivka. In the region of Mariupol, 120 mm mortar volleys struck Starohnativka. Hnutove, Krasnohorivka, Pavlopil, Starohnativka and Shyrokyne became the target of small arms, heavy machine guns and rocket launchers. In the northern sector of the demarcation line, Zolote and Svitlodarsk were shelled with 82 mm and 120 mm mortars. Antitank rockets landed in Novozvanivka, while 120 mm mortar rounds hit Krymske and Novotoshkivke.[251][252] Several Ukrainian violations of the ceasefire were reported by pro-Russian sources at Donetsk city. Ukrainian forces carried out attacks on Spartak, Dokuchaievsk and Verkhnyotoretske, in the outskirts of Donetsk city and Horlivka. In the main incidents, Spartak was hit by 120 mm mortar rounds. BMP-2 armoured vehicles from Novotroitske raked pro-Russian redoubts at Dokuchaievsk with 30  gunfire, while BTR-80 armoured personnel carriers launched an attack on Verkhnyotoretske supported by automatic grenade launchers.[253][254][255] DNR sappers defused an unexploded BM-27 Uragan artillery rocket found near Makiivka.[256]

29 May[edit]

According to the information provided by the press-centre of the JFO headquarters in the morning, pro-Russian troops had opened fire on 37 occasions on Ukrainian positions the previous day[251] (including on 29 occasions in Donetsk and on 8 occasions in Luhansk region[257]); the fire was returned on 20 occasions.[257] By the morning of 29 May eight ceasefire violations were registered with no casualties on the Ukrainian side.[251] The spokesman of the Ministry of Defence confirmed at noon that six Ukrainian servicemen were wounded in the Donbass region on 28 May.[257] Pro-Russian officials in Donetsk city recorded four Ukrainian violations of the truce. The Ukrainian military used small arms, heavy machine guns, automatic grenade launchers, 73  antitank recoilless guns, BTR-80 armoured personnel carriers and BMP-2 armoured vehicles to attack pro-Russian positions at Verkhnyotoretske, Dokuchaievsk and Spartak, all of them around Donetsk city and Horlivka.[258] One pro-Russian soldier was killed in action.[259] Sources from the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic said that Ukrainian forces broke the ceasefire seven times within the republic boundaries. The Ukrainian military employed small arms, heavy machine guns, automatic grenade launchers, antitank rockets, 82 mm mortars and 120 mm mortars to attack pro-Russian positions at Zholobok, Donetskyi, Holubovske, Lozove and Prishib.[260]

By the end of the day total 36 ceasefire violations were registered, as a result, four Ukrainian servicemen were wounded. In the surroundings of Donetsk city, 82 mm and 120 mm mortars were fired at Novoselivka, Opytne and Pisky. Marinka, Krasnohorivka, Pisky, Avdiivka and Opytne became the target of infantry weapons and grenade launchers. Sniper fire was reported at Marinka. In the region of Mariupol, antitank guided missiles landed in Lebedinske, while 82 mm and 120 mm mortar volleys landed in Shyrokyne, Starohnativka and Bohdanivka. Ukrainian troops at Pyshchevik, Vodiane, Lebedinske, Hnutove, Pavlopil, Bohdanivka and Shyrokyne became the target of small arms, heavy machine guns and rocket launchers. In the northern sector of the demarcation line, Zaitseve Yuzhne and Novotoshkivke were shelled with 120 mm mortars. The separatists used infantry weapons and grenade launchers to engage Ukrainian positions at Zaitseve, Lozove, Krymske, Yuzhne and Novotoshkivke. Heavy machine gun fire from Knyaz Igor memorial harassed Ukrainian forces at Stanytsia Luhanska.[261][262] Pro-Russian authorities told the press that Ukrainian forces broke the ceasefire on a number of occasions by evening. Dokuchaievsk, Kruta Balka and Zhabicheve, in the surroundings of Donetsk city, and Petrovske, in the region of Mariupol, came under hostile fire. In the main incidents, 120 mm mortars were fired at Dokuchaievsk, while Zhabicheve was targeted by 82 mm mortars. BMP-1 armoured vehicles from Starohnativka engaged pro-Russian positions at Petrovske.[263][264][265] The same sources claimed that a landing zone for drones belonging to the OSCE was shelled with mortars by the Ukrainian military.[266]

30 May[edit]

The press-centre of the JFO headquarters reported in the morning that pro-Russian forces had opened fire on 36 occasions on Ukrainian positions the previous day[261] (including on 27 occasions in Donetsk region and on 9 occasions in Luhansk region[267]); the fire was returned on about 20 occasions.[267] As of 11:00 am of 30 May eight ceasefire violations were registered with no casualties on the Ukrainian side.[267] The spokesman of the Ministry of Defence confirmed at noon that four Ukrainian servicemen were wounded in the Donbass region on 29 May.[268][267] Pro-Russian officials at Donetsk city reported five Ukrainian violations of the ceasefire in four different locations using small arms, automatic grenade launchers, 73 mm antitank recoilless rifles, 82 mm mortars, 120 mm mortars and BMP-1 armoured vehicles.[269] Authorities from the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic recorded three Ukrainian violations of the truce within the republic's borders. Ukrainian forces attacked pro-Russian positions at Lozove and Donetskyi using automatic grenade launchers, 82 mm mortars, 120 mm mortars.[270]

By the end of the day the number of registered ceasefire violations had risen to 28, two Ukrainian servicemen were wounded. In the outskirts of Donetsk city, Opytne, Krasnohorivka, marinka and Novotroitske became the target of small arms fire, heavy machine gun fire and grenade launchers. In the region of Mariupol, separatist forces from Nikolaevka shelled Chermalyk with 120 mm mortars and 122 mm self-propelled guns. Pro-Russian troops engaged Ukrainian forces with small arms, heavy machine guns and rocket launchers at Shyrokyne, Vodiane, Chermalyk and Hnutove. In the northern sector of the demarcation line, 122 mm self-propelled artillery from Sentianivka shelled Ukrainian positions at Novotoshkivke. The separatists also fired 120 mm mortars at Zaitseve and Novotoshkivke. Krymske and again Novotoshkivke were hit by 82 mm mortar rounds. Ukrainian troops at Yuzhne, Novozvanivka, Zaitseve, Krymske and Luhanske came under automatic fire.[271][272][273] Pro-Russian officials reported several Ukrainian violations of the ceasefire throughout the day. There were incidents at Kruta Balka, Spartak and Krasnyi Partizan, in the environs of Donetsk city, Holmivsky and Zaitseve, in the area of Horlivka, and in the region of Mariupol, Dzerzhinske and Bela Kamianka. Holmivsky was hit by 120 mm mortar fire and 82 mm mortar rounds landed in Spartak. BMP-2 armoured fighting vehicles from Novohryhorivka riddled pro-Russian positions at Bela Kamianka. Ukrainian forces fired 73  antitank recoilless rifles and automatic grenade launchers at Zaitseve. A 110 kV high-voltage transmission line was damaged by heavy shelling at Krasny Partizan, while sniper fire hampered the work at Donetsk water purification plant near Yasynuvata. Two civilian residences were hit by shelling at Zaitseve.[274] In the self-styled Luhansk People's Republic, local authorities told the press that the Ukrainian military shelled Zholobok and Kalynivka with 82 mm and 120 mm mortars.[275]

31 May[edit]

According to the information provided by the press-centre of the JFO headquarters in the morning, pro-Russian troops had opened fire on 28 occasions on Ukrainian positions the previous day[271] (including on 17 occasions in Donetsk and on 11 occasions in Luhansk region[273]); the fire was returned on 16 occasions.[273] By morning of 31 May five ceasefire violations were registered with no casualties on the Ukrainian side; the fire was returned twice.[273] The spokesman of the Ministry of Defence confirmed at noon that two Ukrainian servicemen were wounded in the Donbass region on 30 May.[273] Pro-Russian officials at Donetsk city reported nine Ukrainian violations of the ceasefire in seven different locations using small arms, snipers, automatic grenade launchers, 73 mm antitank recoilless rifles, 82 mm mortars, 120 mm mortars, armoured personnel carriers and armoured fighting vehicles.[276] Sources from the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic recorded five Ukrainian violations of the truce within the republic's borders. Ukrainian forces engaged pro-Russian positions at Kalynyvka, Donetskyi, Prishib and Zholobok using small arms, antitank grenade launchers, 82 mm mortars, 120 mm mortars and BMP-1 armoured vehicles.[277]

By the end of the day total 26 ceasefire violations were registered, as a result, three Ukrainian servicemen were wounded. Pro-Russian armoured fighting vehicles attacked Ukrainian positions at Kamianka, in the area around Donetsk city, supported by small arms and heavy machine gun fire. The rebels used infantry weapons to harass Ukrainian troops at nearby Marinka, Pisky and Krasnohorivka. Sniper fire was reported at Pisky. In the region of Mariupol, 122  self-propelled guns shelled Chermalik and Marinka, while Pavlopil, Chermalik and Vodiane came under 82 mm and 120 mm mortar fire. Small arms and heavy machine gun fire was reported at Chermalyk, Kamianka, Vodiane, Lebedinske, Novoselivka, Hnutove and Shyrokyne. In the northern sector of the demarcation line, rebel forces shelled Novotoshkivke with ZU-23-2 antiaircraft guns and 120 mm mortars. Infantry weapons and rocket launchers were used to attack Ukrainian positions at Katerinivka, Luhanske, Yuzhne, Krymske, Novotoshkivke and Novozvanivka.[278] Two Ukrainian servicemen died in a hospital of wounds they had suffered earlier this month.[279] Pro-Russian authorities told the press that Ukrainian forces had broken the ceasefire on several occasions by evening. Kruta Balka and Mineralne, in the outskirts of Donetsk city, Zaitseve, Dolomitne and Shyroka Balka, in the area of Horlivka, and in the region of Mariupol, Verkhnyoshirokivske and Pikuzy, came under hostile fire. In the main incidents, Pikuzy was struck by 120 mm mortar volleys, while 82 mm mortar rounds landed in Shyroka Balka. BMP-1 armoured fighting vehicles from Kamianka engaged pro-Russian positions at Kruta Balka, while Bela Kamianka was attacked by BMP-2 armoured vehicles from Starohnativka. Zaitseve was shelled with automatic grenade launchers and 73 mm antitank recoilless rifles.[280] The same sources claimed that an OSCE motorcade came under small arms fire from a Ukrainian positions on its route to monitor the situation at Donetsk's water purification plant near Yasynuvata.[281] Pro-Russian officials also alleged that a group of 16 Ukrainian marines from Talakivka attempting to break through the demarcation line at Pikuzy were driven back by separatist forces, which claimed that the intruders step on a minefield and were met by heavy fire. According to them, two Ukrainian serviceman were killed and other six wounded. The remaining marines managed to get away supported by 73  antitank recoilless rifles and mortar fire.[282][283]

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    ВСУ продолжают обстрел Зайцево — СЦКК | Официальный сайт ДНР.
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    Утром зафиксированы обстрелы со стороны ВСУ по Широкой Балке и Зайцево / This morning it was recorded that the AFU had opened fire on Shirokaya Balka and Zaitsevo | Официальный сайт ДНР.
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    ВСУ в четвертый раз за сутки обстреляли шахту им. Гагарина в Горловке | Официальный сайт ДНР.
    В течение всего вечера ВСУ открывали огонь по территории Республики — СЦКК | Официальный сайт ДНР.
    ВСУ обстреляли ряд населенных пунктов Республики — СЦКК | Официальный сайт ДНР.
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    ВСУ обстреляли Васильевку и Горловку — СЦКК.
    Зафиксированы обстрелы со стороны ВСУ в Горловском направлении — СЦКК .
    ВСУ продолжают обстреливать населенные пункты Республики на Горловском и Ясиноватском направлениях — СЦКК.
    В результате обстрела со стороны ВСУ Горловки ранен мужчина — СЦКК.
    ВСУ в очередной раз обстреляли Васильевку и Широкую Балку — СЦКК.
    Ночью были зафиксированы обстрелы со стороны ВСУ — СЦКК .
    В результате обстрела со стороны ВСУ в Горловке ранен ребенок, повреждены 6 домов — СЦКК.
    Зафиксирован обстрел со стороны ВСУ по н.п. Ленинское — СЦКК.
    ВСУ ведут обстрел района шахты «Глубокой» из танков и минометов, есть раненые — Оперативное командование ВС ДНР .
    В ДНР рассказали подробности попытки прорыва ВСУ в Чигарях.
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    ВСУ обстреляли Верхнеторецкое нижнее — СЦКК.
    ВСУ ведут огонь по населенным пунктам Республики — СЦКК.
    Огнем ВСУ повреждены три жилых дома, ранен мирный житель — СЦКК.
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    ВСУ обстреляли Доломитное.
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    ВСУ открыли огонь по Саханке — СЦКК / AFU opened fire on Sakhanka – JCCC.
    ВСУ открывали огонь по Новоласпе — СЦКК .
    В результате обстрела со стороны ВСУ повреждены очистные сооружения в Гольмовском — СЦКК.
    Зафиксированы обстрелы со стороны ВСУ по ряду населенных пунктов Республики — СЦКК.
    ВСУ продолжают вести огонь по населенным пунктам Республики — СЦКК.
    ВСУ обстреляли Зайцево из ствольной артиллерии — СЦКК .
    ВСУ открыли огонь по Доломитному из ствольной артиллерии — СЦКК .
    ВСУ открыли огонь по Зайцево - СЦКК.
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    ВСУ открыли огонь по Коминтерново — СЦКК .
    ВСУ обстреляли Минеральное, Коминтерново и Саханку — СЦКК .
    ВСУ обстреливают Докучаевск и Горловку с окрестностями — СЦКК.
    ВСУ не прекращают обстрел Горловки — СЦКК.
    ВСУ продолжают вести огонь по Республике — СЦКК.
    В результате обстрела ВСУ в Гольмовском погибла женщина — СЦКК (обновлено).
    Под обстрелом ВСУ Ясиноватая, Спартак, Гольмовский — СЦКК.
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    ВСУ открывают огонь по населенным пунктам Республики — СЦКК.
    Зафиксированы обстрелы со стороны ВСУ по Горловке, Зайцево и Железной Балке — СЦКК.
    В результате обстрела со стороны ВСУ обесточена Донецкая фильтровальная станция — СЦКК.
    результате обстрела ВСУ ранен мирный житель поселка Зайцево — СЦКК.
    Утром ВСУ обстреляли ряд населенных пунктов Республики — СЦКК .
    Зафиксированы обстрелы со стороны ВСУ по нескольким направлениям.
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    Зафиксированы обстрелы со стороны ВСУ по четырем направлениям — СЦКК | Официальный сайт ДНР.
    Горловка и Ясиноватая обстреляны ВСУ — СЦКК.
    ВСУ обстреляли Горловку, Донецк, Васильевку и Комсомольское — СЦКК.
    ВСУ обстреляли завод в Горловке, есть раненые.
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    Зафиксированы новые обстрелы со стороны ВСУ — СЦКК | Официальный сайт ДНР.
    ВСУ обстреливают территорию Республики — СЦКК | Официальный сайт ДНР.
    ВСУ в очередной раз обстреляли Горловку и Гольмовский — СЦКК | Официальный сайт ДНР.
    В результате обстрела ВСУ Горловки ранены четверо мирных жителей — СЦКК (фото) | Официальный сайт ДНР.
    ВСУ в очередной раз обстреляли Зайцево и Горловку — СЦКК | Официальный сайт ДНР.
    Утром ВСУ обстреляли Горловку и Железную Балку — СЦКК | Официальный сайт ДНР.
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    ВСУ обстреляли Безыменное из БМП — СЦКК | Официальный сайт ДНР.
    ВСУ обстреляли Яковлевку — СЦКК | Официальный сайт ДНР.
    ВСУ ведут огонь по территории Республики — СЦКК | Официальный сайт ДНР.
    В результате обстрела со стороны ВСУ Яковлевки ранена женщина — СЦКК | Официальный сайт ДНР.
    Зафиксирован обстрел со стороны ВСУ по Гольмовскому — СЦКК | Официальный сайт ДНР.
    В Дебальцево взорвался рейсовый автобус, есть пострадавшие — СЦКК | Официальный сайт ДНР.
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    Утром ВСУ обстреливали Верхнеторецкое (нижнее) и Зайцево — СЦКК | Официальный сайт ДНР.
    СЦКК — противник открыл минометный огонь по Доломитному | Официальный сайт ДНР.
    ВСУ обстреляли Широкую Балку из миномета — СЦКК | Официальный сайт ДНР.
    ВСУ обстреляли Васильевку и Широкую Балку — СЦКК | Официальный сайт ДНР.
    ВСУ ведут огонь по Зайцево — СЦКК / AFU are shelling Zaitsevo – JCCC | Официальный сайт ДНР.
    Зафиксированы обстрелы со стороны ВСУ — СЦКК / Engagements from the side of the AFU have been recorded – JCCC | Официальный сайт ДНР.
    Зафиксирован обстрел со стороны ВСУ по Ленинскому — СЦКК | Официальный сайт ДНР.
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