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Ministry of Defense: One Ukrainian serviceman wounded yesterday

Kyiv, April 08, 2018.

Over the last day, Russia-backed militants made forty-two precision attacks. Unfortunately, one Ukrainian serviceman was wounded in action yesterday, reported Ministry of Defense spokesman Colonel Dmytro Hutsulyak at a press briefing at Ukraine Crisis Media Center.

In Luhansk sector, Russian proxies attacked Ukrainian troops four times. “The enemy made three precision attacks in Luhanske area using grenade launchers and large caliber machine guns. Russia-backed militants fired three 82-mm mortar rounds. Moreover, they attacked Ukrainian positions near Malynove with grenade launchers and small arms”, elaborated Col. Hutsulyak.

In Donetsk sector, Russia-backed militants made 38 precision attacks. They used grenade launchers, large caliber machine guns and small arms. Nine times Russian proxies attacked Ukrainian positions near Vodyane, six times in Avdiivka area and six times near Kamianka. “Moreover, the enemy delivered attacks against Ukrainian troops in Pavlopil, Shyrokyne, Hnutove, Talakivka areas. Russia-backed militants attacked Ukrainian positions near Slavne, Krasnohorivka, Pishchevyk and Shakhta Butivka”, added Col. Hutsulyak.

Ukrainian troops captured sniper shells in Slavne, Shyrokyne and Pavlopil areas.

Report on the military developments as of April 7 is available here. Interactive data on the shelling: chronology shelling chart and the interactive map.

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