Russian-led forces launch nine attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas

Russian-led forces launch nine attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas

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Russian occupation forces launched nine attacks, using weapons banned under the Minsk agreements three times, on positions of Ukrainian troops in the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) area in Donbas over the past day.

The illegal armed formations fired weapons on infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers of different systems, heavy machine guns and small arms on the units of the Joint Forces.

“In the zone of action of tactical force ‘East’, Russian-led forces opened fire from 82mm mortars, hand-held antitank grenade launchers and heavy machine guns on Ukrainian troops near Opytne (12km north-west of Donetsk); 82mm mortars and mounted antitank grenade launchers – near Pisky (11km north-west of Donetsk); weapons on infantry fighting vehicles, automatic mounted grenade launchers and heavy machine guns – in the area of Pavlopol (25km north-west of Mariupol); weapons on infantry fighting vehicles and automatic mounted grenade launchers near Kamyanka (62km south of Donetsk); mounted automatic grenade launchers and heavy machine guns – in the area of Shyrokyne (20km east of Mariupol); heavy machine guns and small arms – near Pavlopol; small arms – outside Avdiivka (17km north of Donetsk).

In the zone of action of tactical force “North”, the enemy used 120mm mortars and weapons on infantry fighting vehicles to shell the Joint Forces units near Novozvanivka (70km west of Luhansk) and small arms – outside Stanytsia Luhanska (16km north-east of Luhansk) within a disengagement area.

Two Ukrainian servicemen were wounded in shelling over the past day.

The Joint Forces returned fire adequately.

According to the intelligence, one invader was annihilated and six more were wounded on April 10.

Today, the illegal armed formations have already opened fire from automatic mounted grenade launchers and small arms on Ukrainian defenders near Vodiane. One Ukrainian soldier was wounded.

The Joint Forces reliably control the enemy on the contact line, adhering to the ceasefire regime.

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