Easter ceasefire: Militants attacked Ukrainian forces five times

Source : 112 Ukraine

No losses in the ranks of Ukrainian defenders reported
22:30, 31 March 2018

112 Agency

From the beginning of the day on March 31, despite the "Easter truce", the militants carried out five shellings at Ukrainian strongholds. This is reported at 18:00 by the press center of the Donbas conflict headquarters on Facebook page.

In particular, in the Donetsk area, from grenade launchers and small arms, illegal armed groups opened fire three times on Ukrainian positions in the Vodiane district. Also, from large-caliber machine guns and small arms, they twice shelled the defenders of Pavlopil.

"As a result of the enemy fire, no Ukrainian soldiers were injured," the report said.

"The situation along the entire line of demarcation of sides is reliably controlled by Ukrainian forces. Our servicemen strictly and unswervingly adhere to the terms of the ceasefire," the headquarters note.

Earlier, another ceasefire was launched at midnight on March 30, this time it is dedicated to Easter celebrations.

The representatives of the OSCE emphasized the importance of the ceasefire and the disciplinary measures to be taken if necessary. They also stressed that the refusal of offensive actions and intelligence operations, non-application of the reprisal fire and weapons withdrawal. 

However, as reported in the headquarters, already in the first day of the ceasefire, the militants carried out 32 shellings. One Ukrainian soldier was killed, four were injured.

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