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One Ukrainian soldier killed, one wounded in east

Separatists used Grad multiple launch rocket systems in the Donetsk sector.

One Ukrainian soldier killed, one wounded in east
Grad shell crater
Photo: Max Levin

One Ukrainian soldier was killed and one wounded amid 20 attacks by pro-Russian militants in Donbas on 20 April, the antiterrorist operation (ATO) HQ said in its evening update on Facebook.

In the Donetsk sector, the separatists fired with BM-21 Grad multiple launch rocket systems on the Ukrainian army's positions near Lebedynske, having fired 40 projectiles. They also used 82-mm mortars, grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms in this area.

They targeted Shyrokyne and Vodyane with 122-mm artillery and 120-mm mortars. The enemy used 120-mm mortars near Novotroyitske, grenade launchers and small arms near the Butivka mine, Vodyane, Pisky and Opytne, small arms near Avdiyivka and Novotroyitske.

In the Luhansk sector, the militants fired with 122-mm artillery on the Ukrainian army's strongpoints near Popasna, infantry fighting vehicle guns near Krymske, and small arms near Novoluhanske.

Ukrainian servicemen defending Shyrokyne and Avdiyivka received the first anti-sniper systems.

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