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Russia's hybrid military forces on April 17 mounted five attacks on Ukrainian positions in Donbas, eastern Ukraine.

"Armed formations of the Russian Federation violated the ceasefire five times on April 17," the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation said in a Facebook update as of 07:00 Kyiv time on April 18, 2020.

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The enemy opened fire, employing proscribed 120mm mortars, grenade launchers of various types, heavy machine guns, and rifles.

Under attack came Ukrainian positions near the town of Avdiyivka, and the villages of Hnutove, Opytne, Starohnativka, and Pivdenne.

Joint Forces returned fire to each enemy shelling. According to intelligence data, two members of Russia-led forces were wounded on April 17.

The enemy did not attack Ukrainian positions from 00:00 to 07:00 Kyiv time on April 18.

No casualties were reported among Ukrainian troops over the past day.