"Earlier, this morning, around 4 am they opened fire from closed positions," Ukrainian commander of the 28th brigade with nom de guerre ‘Shtul’ has told Ukraine Today, claiming that,  despite ceasefire, the Russian proxies continue to wage war, according to Ukraine Today.

At times, the Ukrainian forces are forced to return fire, which is then interpreted in the Kremlin-controlled media as Ukraine’s violations of the Minsk truce.

The Ukrainian soldiers also reveal some of the defensive tactics used to survive under intense shelling.

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