Over the past day, May 3, the armed formations of the Russian Federation violated the ceasefire in the Joint Forces Operation area in eastern Ukraine nine times.
"In particular, the Russian occupation forces fired 120mm mortars prohibited by the Minsk agreements, grenade launchers of various systems, and small arms at Ukrainian positions near Vodiane (94km south of Donetsk) and Talakivka (17km north-east of Mariupol); 82mm mortars – outside Shyrokyne (20km east of Mariupol) and Lebedynske (16km east of Mariupol); small arms – in the suburbs of Pisky (11km north-west of Donetsk) and Luhanske (59km north-east of Donetsk); automatic easel grenade launchers – near Krymske (42km north-west of Luhansk)," the press center of the JFO Headquarters reports.
No combat losses among Ukrainian troops were reported over the past day.
Ukrainian soldiers returned fire in response to the enemy's shelling.
The Ukrainian side of the Joint Control and Coordination Center (JCCC) informed the OSCE SMM about the violations committed by the armed formations of the Russian Federation.
As of 07:00 on May 4, one ceasefire violation was recorded. In particular, the enemy opened fire from heavy machine guns and easel antitank grenade launchers in the area of Avdiivka (17km north of Donetsk).