Easter in Donbas: Militants shell Ukraine troops 35 times, 5 WIAs reported
On a festive Easter Sunday, April 8, Russian-occupation forces violated the recently-established ceasefire 35 times, shelling positions of Ukrainian forces.
Five Ukrainian military were wounded in the attacks, the press center of the Ukrainian military headquarters wrote on Facebook.
The enemy used heavy artillery, banned by Minsk agreements, according to the report.
In the Luhansk direction, the aggressors fired at Ukrainian fortified positions near Luhanske using banned 120mm mortars, as well as mortars of 82 mm caliber, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns.
Read alsoUkraine reports 12 enemy attacks in Donbas, 4 WIA's on April 8Defenders of Svitlodarsk came under fire from grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and sniper rifles. Occupation forces also used grenade launchers near Krymske and Valuiske.
In the Donetsk direction, the aggressor fired from grenade launchers and small arms at Ukraine's positions outside Vodiane, Lebedynske, Bohdanivka, Kamenka, Pyshchevyk, and Shyrokyne.
In the area of Bohdanivka, the enemy used weapons installed on an armored infantry vehicle, heavy machine guns – near Vodiane, Hnutove, and Pyshchevyk. Defenders of Avdiyivka, Pavlopil, Talakivka and the Butivka mine were fired upon from small arms, while those in Shyrokyne – from sniper rifles.