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Over the past day, April 5, Donbas militants carried out 17 shellings of Ukraine troops, including 10 times with the use of weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements.

In general, the enemy launched 59 mortar shells (120mm and 82 mm).

As a result of the activity of enemy snipers, one soldier of the Joint Forces died, two were injured, the JFO staff reported.

The invaders fired at the positions of Joint Forces from the weapons installed on an infantry fighting vehicle, from grenade launchers, large-caliber machine guns, and small arms.

In three attacks, enemy snipers were involved.

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Militants fired at Ukrainian defenders in the districts of Pisky, Avdiyivka, Pavlopil, Lebedynske,Vodiane, Novotroyitske, Maryinka, Zaitseve, Novo-oleksandrivka, Novoluhanske, Zolote-4, and Yuzhne.

"The Joint Forces gave an adequate response to the enemy shelling, eliminating four and wounding another four invaders. One unit of military equipment of the Russian occupation forces was also destroyed," the statement said.

From day-start on Saturday, the enemy fired three times at Ukrainian positions in the area of Shyrokyne, Starohnativka, and Zaitseve, including once using weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements.