Russian-terrorist forces continue to violate the agreement on the de-escalation of the conflict in eastern Ukraine, the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation Headquarters reported Saturday,Joinfo.com reports with reference to UNIAN.
During the past day, militants opened fire on Ukrainian positions 54 times, according to the report. Russian-supported terrorists resorted to continuous attacks in Prymorske, Donetsk and Luhansk directions.
The militants mainly fired small arms, large-caliber machine guns, and grenade launchers of various types.
“As a result of the attacks over the past day, three soldiers of the Ukrainian Armed Forces were wounded,” the headquarters said.
It should be recalled that on May 11, reserve officer David Sikharulidze, a Georgian native who had been fighting alongside government troops in the ATO zone, was killed in action.
An informal meeting of the foreign ministers of the EU countries and Ukraine will take place in Brussels on Monday, May 15, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has said, according to Interfax-Ukraine.
“First and foremost, it is important that as many Ukrainians as possible use visa-free regime. I will speak about this on Monday, when taking part in the meeting “Ukraine + Group of Friends of Ukraine in the EU”, that is all foreign ministers in Brussels,” Klimkin said at a blitz briefing in Kyiv on Friday.
He also noted the importance of developing relations between Ukraine and the EU in the context of the Eastern Partnership program.
Twenty-four hours before the Eurovision-2017 Grand Final, the William Hill bookmakers shifted their odds for the winner away from Italy’s Francesco Gabanni to Portugal’s Salvador Sobral, Joinfo.com reports with reference to UNIAN.
According to updated forecasts by William Hill, Sobral with his entry “Amar pelos dois” is the main contender for the victory, with 2.5/1 odds. Francesco Gabbani is at top racer’s heels with 2.87/1, while the TOP 3 is complete with Bulgaria’s Christian Kostov.
Belgium goes fourth and Great Britain – fifth, while their chances to win are significantly lower, the bookmakers say.
Kyiv will host the Grand Final of the Eurovision 2017 Song Contest on Saturday, May 13 as 26 participants are readying to win the hearts of millions.