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Ukraine News Today May 10, 2017: Ukraine’s new portable rocket grenade launcher debuts at IDEX 2017; Militants launched 70 enemy attacks, 1 Ukrainian soldier killed, 2 wounded; Eurovision 2017: First 10 contest finalists determined

Ukraine News Today: Ukraine’s new portable rocket grenade launcher debuts at IDEX 2017; Militants launched 70 enemy attacks, 1 Ukrainian soldier killed, 2 wounded; Eurovision 2017: First 10 contest finalists determined
Ukraine News Today May 10, 2017: Ukraine’s new portable rocket grenade launcher debuts at IDEX 2017; Militants launched 70 enemy attacks, 1 Ukrainian soldier killed, 2 wounded; Eurovision 2017: First 10 contest finalists determined

Ukraine’s new portable rocket grenade launcher debuts at IDEX 2017

Ukrainian major arms manufacturer Ukroboronprom presented at the 13th International arms expo IDEF-2017 in Istanbul its new portable rocket grenade launcher, the company’s press service reports, according to UNIAN.

Ukraine’s new portable rocket grenade launcher debuts at IDEX 2017

The weapon was manufactured by Luch state enterprise, which is part of the State Concern. The new weapon is designed to engage lightly armored and non-armored vehicles (launchers, radar, parked aircraft, cars, etc.), field facilities (strongpoints), as well as the enemy live force in open spaces, shelters, and structures made of stone, brick, or concrete.

“The range of the portable rocket grenade launcher stays between 70 m to almost 2 km, while the range of a direct shot reaches 600 m. The use of the new opto-electronic sight automates and simplifies the shooter’s performance, ensuring high accuracy of hits at maximum range,” the report says. As reported earlier, Ukroboronprom represents Ukraine at the IDEF-2017 International Defence Industry Fair. The company’s delegation is headed CEO Roman Romanov. Ukroboronprom showcases newest pieces of equipment produced by Ukraine’s defense industry, including a full-scale sample of Phantom unmanned mini armored vehicle, BTR-3E1 and Dozor-B APCs, Oplot armored vehicle, tank engines and units, missile and artillery pieces, firearms, etc.

Militants launched 70 enemy attacks, 1 Ukrainian soldier killed, 2 wounded in last day

Russia’s hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 70 times in the past 24 hours, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as killed in action and two as wounded in action, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters, Joinfo.com reports with reference to UNIAN.

In the Donetsk sector, the enemy opened fire from 120mm and 82mm mortars, infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers of various systems, and heavy machine guns on the Ukrainian positions near the village of Verkhniotoretske. The militants also used 82mm mortars, anti-tank grenade launchers, heavy machine guns, and small arms on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the town of Avdiyivka, according to the report. The defenders of the villages of Troyitske and Novhorodske came under fire from 82mm mortars, while grenade launchers of various systems were used near the village of Kam’ianka. Additionally, infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns and small arms were used against the Ukrainian positions near the village of Zaitseve. The enemy also shelled automatic grenade launchers and heavy machine guns on the defenders of the villages of Myronivka and Luhanske.

In the Mariupol sector, the Russian occupation forces fired 120mm mortars and anti-tank grenade launchers on the Ukrainian Marines near the villages of Pavlopil and Shyrokyne. The Ukrainian Marines near the village of Vodiane came under fire from a tank, 82mm mortars, grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns and small arms. The occupiers also used 120mm mortars against the defenders of the villages of Lebedynske and Novotroyitske, as well as 82mm mortars, infantry fighting vehicles, anti-tank grenade launchers and small arms against the defenders of the town of Maryinka. Grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms were used near the villages of Chermalyk and Hnutove, while automatic grenade launchers were used near the village of Starohnativka. The militants also fired small arms on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the villages of Hranitne and Bohdanivka. Moreover, enemy snipers were active near Pavlopil.

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In the Luhansk sector, the invaders shelled 82mm mortars and heavy machine guns on the Ukrainian positions near the village of Novotoshkivske. They also used 82mm mortars, anti-tank missile systems and grenade launchers of various systems on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Krymske. The defenders of the village of Novo-Oleksandrivka came under fire from a Zu-23-2 anti-aircraft gun and heavy machine guns, while the defenders of the village of Novozvanivka were attacked with grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns and small arms. Furthermore, the enemy fired automatic grenade launchers toward the Ukrainian positions near the village of Valuiske, as well as small arms near the village of Stanytsia Luhanska. On several instances, faced with an immediate threat to the life and health of troops, the Ukrainian commanders greenlighted an adequate return of fire.

Eurovision 2017: First 10 contest finalists determined

First ten finalists of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 have been determined following the first semi-final, which took place at the International Exhibition Center in Kyiv on May 9.

As an Ukrinform correspondent reports, the representatives of Moldova (Sunstroke Project), Azerbaijan (Dihaj), Greece (Demy), Sweden (Robin Bengtsson) , Portugal (Salvador Sobral), Poland (Kasia Mos), Armenia (Artsvik), Australia (Isaiah), Cyprus (Hovig) and Belgium (Blanche) scored the highest points from spectators and members of the national juries and will perform their songs in the grand final on May 13.

Another ten participants in the ESC 2017 grand final will be determined following the second semi-final.

In addition, the representatives of the ‘Big Five’ (the Great Britain, Italy, Spain, France, Germany) and the host country (Ukraine) will perform in the grand final.