Ukrainian military shelled the territory of Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) three times in 24 hours, the Lugansk Information Center reports on May 8 citing LPR’s defense authorities.
The villages of Kalinovo and Lozovoye were under fire.
The Ukrainian side used heavy machine guns, anti-tank grenade launchers, and light weapons.
There were no reports of casualties.
Pyotr Poroshenko, the Ukrainian President, announced on April 14 the end of the (so-called) Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) in Donbass, which was to be put in effect on April 30 (ATO is the term used for the Ukrainian army punitive squads’ invasion of Donbass in 2014). Together with that, Poroshenko announced the beginning of the Joint Forces Operation (JFO). Sergei Nayev was appointed to be the commander of the new operation. His task is to strengthen the Ukrainian army so that it is “capable of liberating the occupied territories.”
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency