Donbas war escalation: One KIA, two WIA's after 21 attacks on April 9
Russia's hybrid military forces on April 9 mounted 21 attacks on Ukrainian army positions in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as killed in action (KIA) and another two as wounded in action (WIA).
"The armed forces of the Russian Federation violated the ceasefire 21 times on April 9. One Ukrainian soldier was killed and another two were wounded as a result of enemy shelling," the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation Headquarters said in an update posted on Facebook as of 07:00 Kyiv time on April 10.
The enemy opened fire from proscribed 120mm and 82mm mortars, an anti-tank missile system, weapons installed on infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers of various types, heavy machine guns, and small arms.
Under attack were Ukrainian positions near the towns of Krasnohorivka, Avdiyivka, and Popasna, and the villages of Pavlopil, Vodiane, Novomykhailivka, Pyshchevyk, Starohnativka, Bohdanivka, Orikhove, Khutir Vilny, Novoluhanske, Novo-Oleksandrivka, Krymske, and Novhorodske.
According to intelligence data, one member of the enemy forces was killed and another one was wounded on April 9.
"Since Friday midnight, Russia-led forces have attacked Ukrainian positions twice near the villages of Novozvanivka and Novo-Oleksandrivka, using 120mm and 82mm mortars," the update said.
No Ukrainian army casualties were reported over that period.