Day in Donbas: No casualties among Ukrainian servicemen

Source : 112 Ukraine

Russian occupant forces used Minsk-banned mortars
23:56, 30 April 2020

On April 30, pro-Kremlin militants opened fire in Donbas four times. They used 82 and 120 mm mortars, the use of which is forbidden by Minsk agreements. The press office of Ukraine's Defense Ministry reported that on Thursday evening.

In Donetsk region, Russian mercenaries attacked Pavlopol and Pisky. They opened fire from heavy machine guns, grenade launchers, IFV armament and 82 mm mortars.

In Luhansk region, the enemy fired mortars, anti-tank missile launchers, mounted automatic grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms.

Related: Authorities of occupied Donbas hide information about Covid-19 incidence, - official

None of Ukrainian fighters were wounded or killed in action over the last 24 hours. No new cases of infection with coronavirus were reported during the period.

Related: Russia may grant citizenship to 300,000 Donbas residents this year, - Joint Forces Commander

The number of residents of the occupied Donbas who could get Russian citizenship in 2020 could exceed 300,000. Volodymyr Kravchenko, the Commanding Officer of the Joint Forces Operation said so in an interview with Ukrinform news agency.

"One of the most destabilizing factors both in our country and the Joint Forces Operation area is the actions of Russian government in terms of provision of Russian citizenship to residents of separate areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. According to the official data of migration services, 136,000 residents of the temporarily occupied areas received Russian citizenship in 2019. Granted the activity level of residents of these quasi-states remains on the same rate, and the Russian migrations services expand their opportunities in 2020, the said figure may exceed 300,000 people", Kravchenko said.

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