Day in Donbas: 120 mm mines hit Ukrainian positions in Luhansk region

Source : 112 Ukraine

Russian mercenaries opened fire twice over 24 hours
23:53, 21 April 2020

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On April 21, Russian mercenaries landed two attacks on Ukrainian positions, using the mortars of Minsk-banned calibers. Ukraine's Defense Ministry press office reported that both ceasefire violations occurred in the Luhansk region. 

Eight mines fired from 120 mm mortars landed on positions of Ukrainian troops in Krymske and Novotoshkivske.

"The Joint Forces ceased hostile attacks by decisive actions and the effective use of weapons", the message said.

The Ukrainian troops took no casualties. The situation remains stable in all sectors of disengagement of forces in Donbas. The ceasefire is observed, the Defense Ministry claims. 

Related: European Commission allocates 13 mln Euros in humanitarian aid for war-affected residents of Donbas

On April 20, Russia-backed militants violated the ceasefire in Donbas 13 times and applied weapons that are prohibited by the Minsk agreements. This was reported by the press service of Ukraine’s Defense Ministry.

Nine attacks were observed in the Donetsk region, one – in the Luhansk region.

The occupants attacked Avdiivka defenders with grenade/rocket launchers, large-caliber machine guns, and small arms. Ukrainian positions were also shelled next to the Taramchuk settlement.

As a result of enemy shelling, one Ukrainian serviceman was killed and three others were injured.

Related: Donbas conflict: One Ukrainian soldier killed amid hostile shellings

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