Over the past day, militants waged 69 attacks at the positions of Ukrainian servicemen in the area of the anti-terrorist operation in Donbas, killing two ATO troops and wounding nine. Four Ukrainian servicemen were injured, the press center of ATO reported on Facebook on 31 March.
The Donetsk sector remains the hottest spot of the confrontation, especially in the area of Luhanske, where militants used 122-mm artillery, 120-mm and 82-mm mortars, IFV weaponry, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns.
The enemy pounded the positions of Ukrainian troops near Troyitske and Kamyanka with 120-mm and 82-mm mortar. A tank shelled the suburbs of Avdiyivka. The terrorists fired grenade launchers and heavy machine guns Zaitseve and Nevelske.
In the Mariupol sector, military outposts near Maryinka, Krasnohorivka and Pavlopil were shelled with 82-mm mortars. The defenders of Maryinka and Shyrokyne were shelled from the armament of a IFV, as Vodiane, Pavlopil, Maryinka and Krasnohorivka were under the of grenade launchers and heavy machine guns. Enemy snipers activated in the area of Novotroyitske.
In the Lugansk sector, the positions of ATO fighters near Troyitske were shelled with 120-mm mortar. Militant 82-mm mortars fired at the ATO positions near Novooleksandrivka. Stanytsya Luhanska, Troyitske, Valuyska, Popasna and Novozvanivka were shelled from grenade launchers.
"Given the serious fire activity of the enemy, Ukrainian servicemen repeatedly opened return fire," the report says.
President Petro Poroshenko on 30 March ordered troops in the ATO zone to stop the fire starting 1 April as agreed at a meeting of the Tripartite Contact Group in Minsk.