14:34 Jun. 5, 2016
The situation remains tense near Mariupol and Donetsk leaving seven Ukrainian soldiers wounded
Three Russian-backed militants were killed and another five were wounded in the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine, over the past 24 hour.
This is reported by Ukraine's intelligence officers.
"The militant casualties over the last day are as follows: three separatists were killed and another five were injured. They belonged to three divisions of illegal armed groups - the so-called the 9th Regiment "(Novoazovsk), the 3rd and the 7th brigades located in militant-held towns of Horlivka and Debaltseve", Ukrainian military officials state.
Ukraine's intelligence officers also report, on June 3, two Russian-backed militants fled the enemy forward positions, taking weapons with them. One of them, named Yevgeny Antipov, was detained at the Ukrainian-Russian border, in the militant-control area.
Over the past day, combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian soldiers 44 times, with the hottest spots remaining in the Mariupol and Donetsk directions. No Ukrainian soldiers were killed, however, seven troops were wounded.