Ministry of Defense: Russia-backed militants deliver 20 precision attacks, all in Donetsk sector


Over the last day, Russia-backed militants delivered 20 precision attacks in the combat zone in eastern Ukraine, all of them took place in Donetsk sector. Militants used heavy machine guns and grenade launchers and fired three 82-mm mortar rounds in Pisky area, reported Ukrainian Ministry of Defense spokesman Colonel Dmytro Hutsulyak at a press briefing at Ukraine Crisis Media Center.

Russian proxies delivered six attacks near Vodiane and six more in Shakhta Butovka area. Hostile attacks were also recorded near Hnutove, Kamianka, Talakivka, and Pavlopil. “Most of the attacks lasted less than 30-40 minutes, except for the one near Vodiane where militants were attacking Ukrainian troops’ positions with heavy machine guns for an hour and a half starting at 18:00,” Colonel Hutsulyak said.

Ukrainian troops returned fire once using the weapons not proscribed under the Minsk agreements.

Fortunately, Ukrainian troops incurred no casualties yesterday.

Report on the military developments as of April 2 is available here. Interactive data on the shelling: chronology shelling chart and the interactive map.