Day in Donbas: Russian proxies fired artillery and mortars, one Ukrainian serviceman dead

Source : 112 Ukraine

Pro-Kremlin bandits continue jamming OSCE drones in the occupied areas and in the territory controlled by Ukraine
23:58, 8 April 2021

Since the beginning of the day in Donbas, Ukrainian forces reported 11 attacks in combat area. In nine cases, the shooting occurred near Ukrainian positions; in other two, the occupants shelled civilian infrastructure. Press office of Ukraine's Defense Ministry reported that on April 8.

The enemy used 122 mm artillery, 82 mm mortars and small arms to attack the Ukrainian emplacements near Pisky and Vodyane (both in Donetsk region). Near Shyrokyne, Russian mercenaries opened fire from heavy machine guns. In Nevelske, they used mounted anti-tank grenade launchers. One Ukrainian serviceman was killed in action.

In Vodyane, the enemy shelled civilian infrastructure twice.

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Ukrainian defenders returned fire. The Ukrainian side of the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination reports rude violations of ceasefire committed by the illegal armed gangs of Russian militants.

Besides, pro-Kremlin bandits continue jamming OSCE drones - both in the occupied areas and in the territory controlled by Ukraine. The enemy also conducts military drills and train recruits to prepare armed provocations and possible escalation.

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