According to press service of anti-terrorist operation activity of fighters in Eastern Ukraine significantly increased.
Yesterday, on April 22, they violated ceasefire regime 32 times. They mostly used mortars and small arms to shell positions of Ukrainian Armed Forces.
From midnight to 06.00 pm they were most active in Donetsk sector and used 120 mm mortars, 122 mm artillery, automatic grenade launchers, sniper rifles and small arms. They also launched 4 mines.
Near village of Shyrokine the enemy used 120 mm mortars. In Luhansk sector there also were armed provocations. Armed gangs used mortars, anti-tank aircraft systems, automatic grenade launchers, sniper rifles and small arms to shell positions of Ukrainian Armed Forces.
Flight of 4 drones was registered in sector M near Mariupol.
Fighters increased their fire activity and used tanks, self-propelled artillery and anti-aircraft guns.
In course of these 6 hours ceasefire regime was violated 30 times.
Thus, in Donetsk sector illegal armed groups used mortars, tanks, self-propelled artillery of 122 mm caliber and small arms to shell Ukrainian positions in village of Shyrokine. Ceasefire violations in this village were registered 7 times.
In addition they shelled positions of Ukrainian forces in 7 other settlements.
According to press service of anti-terrorist operation Ukrainian forces fired in response using 82 mm mortars and small arms.
In Luhansk sector terrorists shelled positions of Ukrainian troops near town of Shchastya with automatic grenade launchers.
Fortunately, Russia-backed forces didn’t shell residential areas this time.
In addition, Ukrainian servicemen registered flights of drones 8 times.
On February 12 leaders of Ukraine, France, Germany and Russia agreed on ceasefire in Eastern Ukraine and withdrawal of heavy military equipment from demarcation line. Ceasefire should have been implemented on February 15.
However, most of Minsk agreements haven’t been implemented yet, sides of conflict keep blaming each other.
The biggest number of ceasefire regime violations has been registered in two strategic places: North-eastern outskirts of Donetsk near the airport and in village of Shyrokine that control of which would give terrorists access to attack Mariupol.