In Donetsk region, 82 mm mines hit Ukrainian positions near Novooleksandrika. Illegal armed gangs used 120 mm mines to shell the vicinities of Novozvanivka. Mortars and grenade launchers were used in the area of Orikhove.
In Luhansk region, 82 mm mines hit Novotoshkivske. Near Krasnohorivka, the enemy opened fire from grenade launchers and heavy machine guns; in Opytne, the militants fired from small arms.
None of Ukrainian soldiers were killed or wounded in action during this period.
On April 9, one Ukrainian serviceman lost his life in combat, as Russian mercenaries opened fire in Khutir Vilny, Luhansk region. Joint Forces Operation HQ reported that on April 9. The enemy fired grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms. Ukrainian forces returned fire and suppressed hostile activity. The Ukrainian fighter sustained a fragmentary injury that appeared to be lethal.