Russia`s hybrid military forces on Saturday, April 1, continued provocations in Donbas and mounted 37 attacks on Ukrainian positions despite recent agreements reached by the Trilateral Contact Group in Minsk on a ceasefire along the entire contact line from 00:00 local time on the same day, according to the press center of the Ukrainian Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.View map in full size
”Despite armed provocations by the enemy, Ukrainian servicemen have strictly been adhering to the ceasefire regime and have not fired back. Four Ukrainian defenders were wounded in action (WIA),” the ATO HQ said.
The Mariupol sector saw most of the attacks on the Ukrainian positions.
”Strongholds near the village of Berezove came under 82mm mortar fire. The enemy also used guns of an infantry fighting vehicle and small arms to fire at the marines near the village of Shyrokyne [about 24 km from the Ukrainian-controlled strategic port city of Mariupol]. Russian-backed terrorist units used an anti-tank missile system, grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns and small arms to attack the defenders of the village of Vodiane. Large-caliber machine guns were used to fire at position near the villages of Berezove, Pavlopil and Hnutove,” the ATO HQ said.
Strongholds near the village of Luhanske in the Donetsk sector came under 120mm and 82mm mortar fire. The enemy also used guns of an infantry fighting vehicle and small arms. Grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns and 82mm mortars were used to shell the defenders of the town of Avdiyivka. The Ukrainian positions near the village of Verkhniotoretske came under fire from grenade launchers, while large-caliber machine guns were used to attack the defenders of the village of Kamianka. Enemy snipers were active near Avdiyivka, Verkhniotoretske and Mayorsk. Small arms were used to open fire at the defenders of the village of Troyitske.
The Luhansk sector saw least shelling, the ATO HQ said. Positions near the village of Stanytsia Luhanska were under sniper fire.
See also: “Full ceasefire” in Donbas comes into force today. It’s the 7th “full ceasefire” announced after Russian invasion in Ukraine