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24 hours in Donbas: No casualties among Ukrainian forces

Five attacks occurred in the combat area on April 16
23:58, 16 April 2019

Ministry of Defence of Ukraine

Since the beginning of April 16, illegal armed formations attacked Ukrainian outposts in Donbas five times. On four occasions, the enemy used Minsk-banned weapons. The press center of Joint Forces Operation HQ reported this on Facebook. 

In Donetsk region, the enemy opened fire on Ukrainian positions in the areas of Hnutove, Talakivka and Mariinka. 

In Luhansk region, the occupants used small arms to attack Zaitseve.

Related: Easter ceasefire to be announced in Donbas on April 18, - Poroshenko

The illegal armed gangs of Russian mercenaries used mortars, grenade launchers, heavy machineguns and small arms over the day. 

No casualties among Ukrainian forces were observed. The enemy casualties are being specified.

A Normandy-format meeting could take place in France in late May or early June. Ukraine's president Petro Poroshenko said this during The Pulse talk show at 112 Ukraine TV channel. 

'In May or early June, we will sign the Normandy-format documents, which will be foreseeing the withdrawal of Russian troops from the territory [of the occupied areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions], the withdrawal of heavy weaponry and artillery, disarmament of the illegal armed gangs and making the decision on the implementation of the UN blue helmets', he said. 

Related: Day in Donbas: Occupant violates ceasefire regime seven times

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