Since the beginning of the day, Russian mercenaries landed one attack on positions of Ukrainian forces in Donbas. According to the Joint Forces Operation HQ, the enemy used automatic grenade launchers to shell Pisky, Donetsk region.
None of Ukrainian serivcemen were injured or killed in action.
Pro-Kremlin armed gangs did not use any of the weaponry banned by Minsk agreements.
As is known, Ukraine and the non-recognized republics of Donbas exchanged prisoners on Thursday, April 16. 20 Ukrainian citizens returned hom from captivity of pro-Russian mercenaries. During the first part of the exchange, the militants of the so-called “Donetsk People's Republic” transferred nine people to Ukraine in the area of Horlivka and the Mayorsk checkpoints. During the second part of the exchange, 11 people returned from the so-called "Luhansk People's Republic" near the settlement of Shchastya.
Teams of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) acted as a neutral mediator during the exchange of prisoners between Kyiv and temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, so that all Ukrainians and released detainees could safely meet their families.