Since the beginning of the day, on April 2, one Ukrainian serviceman has been wounded as a result of shelling in the JFO area. This was reported by the press service of the Defense Ministry of Ukraine.
"As a result of hostile actions, one soldier from the Joint Force Operation was wounded. The defender was promptly assisted," the message reads.
In total, from the beginning of this day, seven cases of ceasefire violation by Russian-occupation forces have been recorded. They opened fire using 120-caliber mortars prohibited by the Minsk agreements, as well as from grenade launchers of various systems, large-caliber machine guns and small arms.
Meanwhile, NATO should increase the combat readiness in Alliance countries that border with Ukraine due to the pileup of the Russian forces at the eastern border with Ukraine as Deputy Head of the President’s Office Roman Mashovets reported.
Mashovets informed the Ambassador of Canada about the pileup of the Russian forces near the borders of Ukraine. According to him, the large-scale drills of the Armed Forces of Russia and Belarus West 2021 pose a threat to Euro-Atlantic security. They planned for September 2021 and have an aggressive nature.
“Such actions of the Russian Federation challenge the security of Ukraine and NATO and it should be balanced by joint forces,” Mashovets said.