Russia-backed militants violated the ceasefire regime seven times in the Donbas combat zone today on April 17. The Joint Forces Operation (JFO) HQ reported this on Facebook.
“The enemy violated the ceasefire regime seven times using the Minsk-banned weaponry twice. The Russia-backed militants fired at the positions of Ukrainian Armed Forces with the 82 mm mortar, infantry fighting vehicle, grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns and small arms,” the report said.
Besides, all the shells were in Donetsk region. In particular the enemy fired with 82 mm mortar and anti-tank grenade launcher near Mykolaiivka village, with 82 mm mortar near Vodiane settlement, with infantry fighting vehicle BMP-2, automatic easel grenade launchers and heavy machine guns twice near Pisky settlement, with automatic easel grenade launchers near Lebedynske and Shyrokyne villages, and with heavy machine guns and small arms near Novoselivka-2 settlement.
“No casualties have been spotted among the Joint Forces operation soldiers. The Armed Forces of Ukraine stopped the fire by opening fire as well. The enemy’s casualties have been checking,” the report said.
According to the report, the situation in the JFO is under control of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.