"According to earlier reports, two servicemen of a mechanized brigade located near the village of Novoluhanske in Donetsk region were killed in a booby-trap blast while performing their duty," the ATO HQ said in an earlier report on Monday.
In total, there were 22 attacks by Russia's hybrid military forces on Ukrainian positions in eastern Ukraine from 00:00 to 18:00 local time on March 27, it said in an evening update.
Read alsoEU provides EUR 3 mln satellite imagery support to OSCE SMM in Donbas"Troops stationed near the villages of Troyitske and Luhanske in the Donetsk sector came under 120mm mortar and machine-gun fire, while 82mm mortars and grenade launchers were used to attack the town of Avdiyivka and the village of Pisky. An infantry fighting vehicle attacked Ukrainian strongholds near Luhanske, while snipers were active near Troyitske," the update said.
Ukrainian marines deployed near the village of Pavlopil in the Mariupol sector were under 82mm mortar fire. Large-caliber machine-guns were used to fire at Ukrainian troops near the villages of Vodiane, Novohryhorivka, and Hnutove. The Ukrainian army's positions outside the village of Shyrokyne were under sniper fire, the ATO HQ said.
As UNIAN reported earlier, three Ukrainian soldiers were killed and eight were wounded on Sunday, March 26.