On April 6, pro-Russian militants violated the truce in Donbas conflict zone seven times, using mortars, grenade launchers and infantry fighting vehicles. This was reported in the press center of the Joint Forces Operation on Facebook.
"The enemy six times fired at our strongholds in Luhansk sector using mortars of 120 mm caliber in the area of Pavlopil. Also militants used infantry fighting vehicles and heavy machine guns - in the area of Pisky, automatic grenade launchers and large-caliber machine guns - near the village of Shyrokine; from easel anti-tank grenade launchers and large-caliber machine guns they fired Opytne village; from anti-tank grenade launchers and small arms - the area near Starognativka; from the easel anti-tank grenade launchers – the area near Avdiivka ", said in a statement.
No casualties among Ukrainian military man reported.
Earlier the Chairman of Special Monitoring Mission of the OSCE in Ukraine (OSCE SMM) Ertugrul Apakan stated that 16 people died from natural causes and 20 people died in the result of the combat actions. This happened during the crossing of the demarcation line in Donbas since the beginning of the winter, as OSCE reported.
“The incidence with mines and unexploded ordnance, combined with a fluctuating number of ceasefire violations, already claiming 20 civilian casualties this year. Moreover, he noted that 16 mostly elderly people crossing the contact line had died of natural causes since the beginning of winter,” the message said.
He stated that the situation in eastern Ukraine is still unstable.
Apakan urged to the complete observing of the ceasefire regime and withdrawal of the heavy weaponry.
OSCE SMM Head said that people will remain in the spotlight for the OSCE, especially the most vulnerable populations.