Ukraine war updates: daily briefings as of May 5, 2016

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Ukraine war updates on May 5, 2016 by ATO HQ operational data and Presidential Administration spokesman on ATO issues briefing: EMPR highlights.

(1) The situation in the war zone in eastern Ukraine remains tense: Russian forces opened fire 13  times over the last day;
(2) Luhansk direction: no ceasefire regime violations reported on this direction over the last day;
(3) Donetsk direction: Avdiivka and Svitlodarska line remain the hottest spots, where Russian forces opened fire with grenade launchers of different calibers and small arms;
(4) Mariupol direction: the enemy released 20 mines from 82-mm mortars upon Ukrainian positions near Hnutove; Novotroytske, Vodyane, Hranytne and Shyrokino;
(5) No lethal casualties reported among Ukrainian servicemen, but 2 servicemen hit a mine near the village of Slavne in the war zone in eastern Ukraine.


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