"Easter truce" in Donbas: Ukraine reports 42 violations, 1 WIA in last day
Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 42 times in the past 24 hours in defiance of an earlier announced ceasefire, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as wounded in action (WIA).
Read alsoUkraine reports 2 WIA's in Donbas amid 42 enemy attacks in last dayIn the Donetsk sector, the enemy fired grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms at the Ukrainian fortified positions near the villages of Kamianka, Talakivka, and Vodiane, the press center of the headquarters of Ukraine's military operations reported on Facebook Sunday morning.
The Russian-backed militants used grenade launchers and small arms against the defenders of the town of Avdiyivka and Butivka coal mine. In the vicinity of the village of Pyshevyk, the enemy employed heavy machine guns, while the defenders of the village of Talakivka came under fire from an anti-tank missile system. Enemy snipers were also active near the villages of Shyrokyne, Slavne, and Pavlopil.
The occupiers opened fire from small arms on the Ukrainian strong points near Slavne, Pavlopil, Krasnohorivka, Hnutove, and Pyshevyk.
In the Luhansk sector, the militants fired 82mm mortars, grenade launchers, and heavy machine guns on the Ukrainian positions near the village of Luhanske, while the defenders of the village of Malynove were attacked with the use grenade launchers, heavy machine guns, and small arms.
As a result of enemy shelling, one Ukrainian soldier was wounded. He was taken to a hospital and provided with medical assistance.
As UNIAN reported earlier, the Trilateral Contact Group for the settlement of the situation in Donbas on March 26 agreed on a comprehensive, sustainable and unlimited ceasefire from March 30, 2018.