Over the past day, Russia-backed militants waged 47 shelling attacks at the positions of Ukrainian armed forces in Donbas, killing two Ukrainian troops and wounding eight. The most difficult was the situation in the Donetsk sector, where the enemy used tanks, 120-mm and 82-mm mortars, grenade launchers of various systems and heavy machine guns into shell Avdiyivka. The ATO positions at Butivka mine were fired at from tanks, 82-mm mortars, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns. The defenders of Verkhnetoretske and Luhanske were under the fire of 82-mm mortars, armored personnel carriers and heavy machine guns. The ATO positions in Kamyanka, Zaitseve and Pisky were attacked with the use of anti-tank grenade launchers and heavy machine guns, with grenade launchers – at Mayorske and Novhorodske were fired from, and with machine guns and small arms at Troyitske, the ATO headquarters said in a release on 21 April.
In the coastal sector, the enemy fired 82-mm mortars and grenade launchers at the defenders of Maryinka and Krasnohorivka. In the area of Vodyane, the ATO positions were under the fire of the weaponry of infantry fighting vehicles and grenade launchers. Ukrainian marines stationed outside Pavlopil and Talakivka were pounded from anti-tank grenade launchers and heavy machine guns. Heavy machine guns also shelled Novohryhorivka.
Enemy snipers activated in the vicinities of Lebedynske and Vodyane.
In the Luhansk sector, the enemy used 82-mm mortars and automatic grenade launchers in the area of the village of Yekaterynivka. The ATO troops stationed in Novozvanivky were fired at with rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns. Opposite Donetske, the enemy used automatic grenade launchers.
Earlier, the ATO headquarters reported the death of two troops in Avdiyivka in the enemy shelling.