Pro-Russian mercenaries in Donbas got more active in terms of shelling Ukrainian positions in the combat area. Heather Nauert, the official representative of the U.S. Department of the State posted this on Twitter.
22 Ukrainian soldiers wounded in last 48 hours in eastern Ukraine - highest number since July. Russia-led forces have intensified artillery attacks on Ukrainians defending their country. #Russia must end its aggression and fully implement the Minsk agreements.— Heather Nauert (@statedeptspox) April 26, 2018
As we reported earlier, since Thursday morning till 6 p.m., four Ukrainian servicemen sustained combat injuries in the combat area in eastern Ukraine.
The Ukrainian military observed mortar strikes in the area of Novotroitske, Donetsk region; in this sector, the enemy also used IFVs, RPGs and small arms to open fire.
82 and 120 mm mines hit Lebedynske; RPG fire was reported near Avdiivka, Mariinka and Kamyanka.
The enemy opened fire from large-caliber machineguns near Nevelske and Talakivka. Small arms fire was observed in the vicinities of Lomakyno and Opytne. Hostile snipers shot at Ukrainian positions not far from Novomykhailivka. Fighters of illegal armed units in Donetsk region shot at residential quarters in Zaitsevo. According to the local police department's press service, the militants damaged nine houses in this area.