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Two Ukrainian troops wounded in ATO zone last day

Militants 29 times breached violated the ceasefire deal.

Two Ukrainian troops wounded in ATO zone last day
Photo: Photo: Ivan Boberskyy

Two Ukrainian soldiers were wounded over the past day in the zone of anti-terrorist operation (ATO) in Donbas, the ATO press center reported on 6 April.

Despite the ceasefire agreements, Russia-backed terrorist units do not observe the silence mode made 29 provocative instances of shelling of the ATO positions during Wednesday.

The enemy was most active in the Mariupol sector, where militants fired 82-mm mortars, grenade launchers of various systems and heavy machine guns at the positions of the government troops in the area of Krasnohorivka. Ukrainian defenders of Pavlopil and Vodyane were shelled from grenade launchers and heavy machine guns. In the area of Maryinka, the opposite party fired grenade launchers and small arms. Enemy snipers were active near Novotroyitske, Krasnohorivka and Vodyane.

In the Donetsk sector, Avdiyivka was the hot spot, where the positions of ATO troops were were repeatedly fired at from 82–mm mortars, grenade launchers of various systems and heavy machine guns. The defenders of Zaitseve and Pisky were pounded from machine guns and small arms.

Enemy snipers also worked there.

In the Luhansk sector, terrorist units fired 120-mm mortars at the ATO positions near the village of Syze, and used anti-tank grenade launchers in the vicinity of Novooleksandrivka.

"Despite armed provocations, Ukrainian servicemen strictly observed the regime of silence and did not open return fire," the headquarters said.

On Wednesday, one local civilian was wounded by mortar shelling in Avdiyivka.