Donbas war update: Number of attacks on Ukrainian positions rises to 13 in past day
The number of attacks by Russia's hybrid military forces on Ukrainian army positions in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, rose to 13 on April 20 with one Ukrainian soldier reported as killed in action and another four as wounded in action.
"On April 20, armed formations of the Russian Federation attacked the Joint Forces 13 times, blatantly violating the ceasefire commitments," 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 21. "Unfortunately, as a result of enemy shelling on April 20, Ukraine lost one brave defender, three more soldiers were wounded and another one sustained combat-related injuries."
The enemy opened fire from proscribed 120mm and 82mm mortars, grenade launchers of various types, heavy machine guns, sniper rifles, and small arms.
Under attack were Ukrainian positions near the towns of Avdiyivka and Maryinka, and the villages of Taramchuk, Opytne, Pisky, Hnutove, Kamianka, Shumy, Novo-Oleksandrivka, and Krymske.
According to intelligence data, one member of the enemy forces was killed and another three were wounded on April 20.
The enemy did not attack Ukrainian positions from 00:00 to 07:00 Kyiv time on April 21.
No casualties were reported among Ukrainian troops on Tuesday.