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Day in Donbas war: Pro-Kremlin militants violate ceasefire regime 14 times

Donbas militants opened fire with anti-tank missile complex, grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns, and small arms
10:10, 14 April 2019

Ministry of Defence of Ukraine

April 13, pro-Kremlin militants have shelled 14 times the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Donbas combat zone. The Joint Forces Operation (JFO) HQ reported this on Facebook.

“The enemy shelled our defenders with anti-tank missile complex, grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns, and small arms, besides they used the Minsk-banned military four times (120 mm mortar, twice with 82 mm mortar),” the report said.

The occupant opened fire 11 times in Donetsk region: Avdiivka, Verkhniotoretske, Pavlopil, Pisky, and Lebedynske settlement.

Related: ICRC sends 73 tons of humanitarian aid to Donbas

The Russia-backed militants shelled the position of the Joint Forces operation in Luhansk region three times (near Novooleksandrivka and Pivdenne settlements).

No casualties among Ukrainian soldiers have been spotted.

Ukraine's side stopped the fire by opening fire as well.

On April 13, the pro-Russian militants violated the ceasefire in Donbas conflict zone six times and used weapons of prohibited calibers. 

82-mm caliber mortars were used to attack the Ukrainian positions in the Novotroitske area. The enemy fired Ukraine's positions near Avdiivka, using anti-tank missile systems; shelled with grenade launchers of various systems Ukraine's soldiers near Pavlopil; with hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers – in Pisky area; with automatic grenade launchers and small arms - near Avdiivka.

Related: Poroshenko, Merkel support introduction of ‘Easter truce’ in Donbas from April 18

 

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