Russia's hybrid military forces mounted 12 attacks on Ukrainian army positions in Donbas on Sunday, April 8, with four Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action (WIA).
Read alsoOSCE monitors report 255 explosions in Donbas within 24 hoursIn the Donetsk sector, the aggressor fired grenade launchers and small arms on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Vodiane and opened fire two times at our positions outside the village of Lebedynske. The militants also used grenade launchers against the defenders of the village of Shyrokyne, and heavy machine guns to attack the Ukrainian positions near Vodiane. The defenders of the town of Avdiyivka came under fire from small arms, the press center of the headquarters of Ukraine's military operations said in an evening update as of 18:00 on April 8, 2018.
In the Luhansk sector, the occupiers fired grenade launchers of various systems at the defenders of the villages of Krymske and Valuyske. Moreover, the enemy snipers were active near the town of Svitlodarsk.
As a result of enemy shelling, four Ukrainian soldiers were wounded. They were rushed 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. However, the militants have not stopped shelling the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
In particular, Russia's occupation forces violated the truce in Donbas 42 times on April 7, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as wounded in action.