Ministry of Defense: The situation stabilizes in eastern Ukraine, hostilities concentrate in Donetsk sector


Over the last day, Russia-backed militants committed 24 ceasefire violations, 20 of which were precision attacks. Militants used 82-mm mortars, heavy machine guns, and grenade launchers. Ukrainian troops returned fire in four cases using small arms, reported Ukrainian Ministry of Defense spokesman Colonel Dmytro Hutsulyak at a press briefing at Ukraine Crisis Media Center.

In Luhansk sector, Russian proxies made two precision attacks.“At about 02:00, militants attacked Ukrainian troops near Novooleksandrivka with mounted automatic grenade launchers. They also fire ten 82-mm mortar rounds at the Ukrainian troops outside Luhanske, the attack started at 9:30 and continued for a half of an hour,” Colonel Hutsulyak elaborated.

In Donetsk sector, Ukrainian troops recorded 22 hostile attacks. Militants used 82-mm mortars near Opytne, hostile snipers were spotted near Shakhta Butovka and Shyrokyne. In Novooleksandrivka, Vodiane, Pavlopil, Avdiivka, Nevelske, Shyrokyne, Pisky, Kamianka, Pishchevyk, Mariinka, Krasnohorivka and Shakhta Butovka areas the enemy used grenade launchers, heavy machine guns, and small arms.

Unfortunately, one Ukrainian serviceman was wounded in action.

Report on the military developments as of April 3 is available here. Interactive data on the shelling: chronology shelling chart and the interactive map.