22 hours in Donbas: 22 attacks performed

Source : 112 Ukraine

No casualties among Ukrainian soldiers reported
23:54, 16 April 2018

The militants performed 22 attacks over the past 24 hours, as the Donbas conflict HQ press-office reported on Facebook.

“The militants of Russia’s occupation troops did not obligate the ceasefire during the first half of the day. 22 attacks were documented as at 18:00,” the message says.

The militants shot at the defenders of Pisky from 82-mm mortar launchers, infantry fighting vehicles, and heavy machine guns. The enemy attacked Ukraine’s defense works near Vodyane, Verkhnyotoretske, and Avdiivka from various grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms.

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“Besides, the aggressor was shooting at our positions near Novotroitske and Marinka from grenade launchers and small arms, near Vodyane – from armored vehicles and near Lebedynske - from heavy machine guns. The militants performed attacks from grenade launchers and sniper’s weapon near Shyrokyne,” the HQ reported.

The militants used infantry fighting vehicles and grenade launchers firing at Ukrainian positions near Luhanske. Besides, the positions in Krumske were attacked by grenade launchers and near Novoluhanske – from heavy machine guns.

According to the HQ information, no casualties among Ukrainian soldiers reported.

As the representative of the HQ stated the militants intend to create a provocation against the OSCE mission in Donbas conflict zone.

As it was reported, the SMM OSCE restarted monitoring the situation in Donbas using the unmanned aircrafts. The militants did not allow the OSCE observers to launch the unmanned aircraft and threatened them with weapons.

Later, Kurt Volker, the U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine, demanded Russia and the militants to stop threatening the OSCE observers.

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