Over the past day, April 2, the armed formations of the Russian Federation violated the ceasefire in the Joint Forces Operation area in eastern Ukraine 21 times, including 20 attacks on Ukrainian positions, one shelling of civilian infrastructure.
“In the area of responsibility of the operational and tactical group ‘North’, the occupiers fired 82mm and 120mm mortars near Zolote-4 (59km west of Luhansk) and Novooleksandrivka (65km west of Luhansk); different grenade launchers and heavy machine guns – outside Svitlodarsk (57km north-east of Donetsk) and Novotoshkivske (53km west of Luhansk); different grenade launchers – towards Novoluhanske (53km north-east of Donetsk),” the press center of the JFO Headquarters informs.
In the area of responsibility of the operational and tactical group “East”, the enemy opened fire from 120mm mortars, different grenade launchers and heavy machine guns near Pyshchevyk (25km north-east of Mariupol), Krasnohorivka (21km west of Donetsk), Hnutove (20km north-east of Mariupol); 120mm mortars, different grenade launcher, heavy machine guns, anti-tank missile system – outside Opytne (12km north-west of Donetsk); under-barrel grenade launchers – near Vodiane in the Sea of Azov area; hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers – in the area of Avdiivka (17km north of Donetsk); small arms – outside Pisky (11km north-west of Donetsk).
Two Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in the shelling.
In the area of Krasnohorivka (21km west of Donetsk), the enemy shelled civilian infrastructure, as a result of which a civilian received a shrapnel wound.
Advanced positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine continue to record the conduct of engineering works by occupiers to expand and harden their defensive positions.
The Ukrainian side of the Joint Control and Coordination Center (JCCC) informed the OSCE SMM about the violations.
As of 7 a.m., April 3, one ceasefire violation was recorded.
The Ukrainian military continues to control the situation in the JFO area and adheres to the ceasefire.