Militants launched 27 attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas in last day

Militants launched 27 attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas in last day

Russian-backed militants continue to violate the Easter ceasefire. The aggressor launched 27 attacks on positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) area in Donbas over the past day. 

This is reported by the ATO Headquarters press center.

In Donetsk direction, terrorists fired prohibited 120mm mortars near Lebedynske (16km north-east of Mariupol). The enemy also used 82mm mortars, grenade launchers, heavy machine guns, sniper and small arms near Vodiane (16km north-west of Donetsk). Ukrainian troops outside Novotroitske (32km south of Donetsk), Verkhniotoretske (22km north-east of Donetsk), Avdiivka (18km north of Donetsk), Butovka coal mine (11.4km north-west of Donetsk) and Pavlopol (30 km northeast of Mariupol) came under grenade launcher and small arms fire. Militants also used heavy machine guns to shell ATO troops outside Avdiivka and Nevelske (18km north-west of Donetsk), small arms – Kamyanka (62km south of Donetsk), Novomykhailivka (28km south-west of Donetsk), Talakivka (20km north-west of Mariupol) and Berezove (35km south-west of Donetsk).

In Luhansk direction, Russian-backed militants used prohibited 120mm and 82mm mortars, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns to shell Ukrainian troops near Luhanske (59km north-east of Donetsk). In addition, the aggressor used 82mm mortars near Troitske (69km west of Luhansk), heavy machine guns and small arms – outside Novozvanivka (70km west of Luhansk).

No casualties among Ukrainian troops were reported.


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