Over the past day, the situation in the area of the anti-terrorist operation in Donbas remained tense. Russia-backed militants, in violation of the Easter ceasefire agreement waged 45 shelling attacks and wounded five Ukrainian soldiers, the ATO press center said in a release on Wednesday, 12 April.
In the Mariupol sector, terrorists shelled the defenders of Maryinka with 82-mm mortars, Zu-23-2 anti-aircraft guns, grenade launchers of various systems and heavy machine guns. The positions of Ukrainian Marine Corps near Vodyane was attacked with grenade launchers, the armament of armored personnel carriers and heavy machine guns. In the area of Novotroyitske, militants provoked ATO troops with the disturbing fire from anti-tank grenade launchers. The marines in the area of Shyrokyne were fired at from infantry fighting vehicle weapons, and from armored personnel carrier - near Pavlopil. The ATO positions near Berezove were shelled from heavy machine guns and small arms. The snipers of militants were active near Vodyane, Novotroiitske, Maryinka and Krasnohorivka.
In the Donetsk sector, 120-mm and 82-mm mortars and IFV weapons shelled Opytne. In the area of Avdiyivka, the enemy shelled the positions of Ukrainian military with 82-mm mortars, grenade launchers of various systems, anti-aircraft guns and heavy machine guns. In the area of Verkhnyotoretske, the enemy used 82-mm mortars and anti-tank grenade launchers.
In the area of Zaitseve and Pisky, militants fired grenade launchers of various systems and heavy machine guns. Heavy machine guns were also used in the area of Kamyanka. Pisky was pounded with IFV armament.
In the Luhansk sector, the ATO positions in the area of Krymske were shelled with 120-mm mortars and anti-tank grenade launchers, and Novooleksandrivka was under the fire of enemy IFVs and grenade launchers. Grenade launchers shelled the defenders of Katerynivka.
On Tuesday, two Ukrainian troops were wounded in the ATO zone.