Russian-led forces launch savage Grad attack against defenders of Lebedynske in Donbas

14:40, 20 April 2018
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"In the Luhansk sector, at about 02:00 and within an hour, the occupiers carried out nine launches from 122mm artillery systems at the defenders of the town of Popasna. In addition, from 02:30 and within 30 minutes, the terrorists had been firing from infantry fighting vehicles at the Ukrainian military near the village of Krymske," said press secretary of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry Dmytro Hutsuliak, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

Read alsoDay in war zone: Ukraine reports 2 WIAs amid 35 enemy attacksIn the Donetsk sector, the Russian occupation forces carried out six attacks as of 09:00.

"From 05:50 and within two hours, the enemy had been shelling the Ukrainian defenders of the village of Lebedynske from the village of Sakhanka, using Grad multiple launch rocket systems. The Russian invaders launched 40 missiles. In addition, the enemy launched six 82mm mines, used grenade launchers and heavy machine guns against the defenders of Lebedynske. During the same time, from about 06:00 to 08:00, the enemy had been firing 122mm artillery systems at the defenders of the village of Shyrokyne from Sakhanka, having carried out 20 shots, as well as used 120mm mortars. Moreover, at about 02:00, the militants used mortars of the same caliber against the defenders of the village of Novotroyitske, and after 07:00 – against the defenders of the village of Vodiane," Hutsuliak said.

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