On April 19, Russian occupation forces in eastern Ukraine twice opened targeted fire on the positions of Joint Forces in Donbas.

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The statement came from the Ministry of Defense's press secretary Dmytro Hutsuliak at a Kyiv briefing, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

“From day-start on Friday, as of 12:00, Russian-occupation troops carried out targeted shelling of the positions of Ukrainian heroes. From 1:00, our defenders of the village of Pyshchevyk recorded several blasts of enemy's 82mm mines. The enemy also mortared our defenders of Pavlopil. Our military recorded the blasts of 120mm mines there," said Hutsuliak.

According to him, as a result of enemy attacks from the beginning of the current day, no casualties were reported among the Ukrainian military.