Donbas war escalation: Three soldiers wounded amid 15 attacks on April 23
Russia's hybrid military forces on April 23 mounted 15 attacks on Ukrainian army positions in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, during which three Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in action.
"Having blatantly violated the ceasefire commitments, armed formations of the Russian Federation on April 23 attacked positions of the Joint Forces 15 times," the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation Headquarters said on Facebook in an update as of 07:00 Kyiv time on April 24. "As a result of enemy shelling, three Ukrainian soldiers were wounded.
Russian-led forces opened fire from proscribed 82mm mortars, grenade launchers of various types, heavy machine guns, and rifles.
Under attack were Ukrainian positions near the towns of Maryinka and Avdiyivka, and the villages of Novomykhailivka, Pavlopil, Shyrokyne, Novoselivka-2, Novotroyitske, Starohnativka, Orikhove, and Novozvanivka.
Joint Forces returned fire to each enemy attack. Losses among enemy forces are being verified.
"Since Friday midnight, Russia-led forces have attacked Ukrainian positions twice near Orikhove and Pavlopil, using 120mm and 82mm mortars," the update said.
No Ukrainian army casualties have been reported since Friday midnight.