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Donbas: Russian mercenaries land three attacks since beginning of day

Source : 112 Ukraine

120 mm mines hit the vicinities of Novooleksandrivka
14:13, 8 April 2020

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Since the beginning of the day, pro-Kremlin armed gangs violated casefire three times, using the weapons prohibited by Minsk agreements. Ukraine's Defense Ministry reported that on April 8.

The enemy used 82 mm mortars to shell the positions of Ukrainian troops near Pavlopol. In the vicinities of Mariinka, militants used grenade launchers and heavy machine guns.

In Novooleksandrivka, hostile fighters fired 120 mm mortars.

None of the Ukrainian military were killed or wounded in combat.

Related: Day in Donbas: Russian mercenaries land four attacks on Ukrainian positions

The agreements on the disengagement of forces at three new areas of Donbas are still not reached as ND reported citing Ukraine’s representative on security issues at Trilateral Contact Group, deputy commander of Joint Operation Forces Bohdan Bondar. At the session of the subgroup, which took place in the regime of the video conference, Bondar accused the Russian side of the absence of progress at the talks.

“There is particular progress but it is blocked by the Russian side to disrupt the fulfillment of the decision of the previous Normandy Format summit on December 9 and prevent the prospect of the new meeting of the format leaders", he said. "We say that we are ready to consider the position of Russia but the compromise is not reached yet”.

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