Russian troops shell 45 towns and villages, Ukrainian armed forces repel 12 attacks

KATERYNA TYSCHHENKO — TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2022, 10:04 PM

In Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, Russian occupation forces opened fire on 45 towns and villages on Tuesday, killing 8 civilians and wounding 4, including an 8-year-old child. Ukrainian Joint Forces Operation soldiers repelled 12 Russian attacks; fighting continues in 4 locations.

Source: Joint Task Force, Skhid [East] operational and tactical group

Quote from the Joint Task Force: “The occupiers shelled 45 towns and villages of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, destroyed and damaged 36 houses, 6 industrial and agricultural facilities, a supermarket, a sports school, a dormitory and a pharmacy. 8 civilians were killed, 4 injured (including an 8-year-old child) following the bombardment.”

Details: On Tuesday, Joint Task Force soldiers destroyed 3 Russian tanks, 3 artillery systems (including a multiple rocket launcher system), 6 armored fighting vehicles and 7 motor vehicles (including a truck carrying ammunition).

Air defense units shot down 9 Orlan-10 unmanned aerial vehicles and one operational-tactical ZALA unmanned aerial vehicle in the sky over the Ukrainian Donbass.

Russian troops carried out 2 attacks in the Skhid [East] operational area.

The Russian forces lost up to 110 men, 6 armored fighting vehicles, 1 armored personnel carrier, 3 artillery systems, 1 mortar, 1 anti-aircraft missile complex, 4 ATTs and 2 UAVs.