Heavy fighting on the front lines in eastern Ukraine Ukraine & Pro-Russian separatists.

Heavy fighting on the front lines in eastern Ukraine, with Pro-Russian separatists saying that Ukrainian attempts to break through their lines have so far failed.

The video shows tanks sporting white 'Z' - synonymous with Russian and pro-Russian forces - on the move and infantry apparently opening fire on unseen enemies with heavy machine guns.

The footage also appears to show a sniper wearing camouflage gear opening fire on unseen Ukrainian positions. Soldiers of the so-called Luhansk People's Republic soldiers can also be seen firing rocket-propelled grenades and assault rifles.

The images were obtained from the People's militia of the pro-Russian, so-called LPR, who said that "an attempt to break through the lines of the People's militia of the Luhansk People's Republic failed."

A spokesperson for the LPR said: "The special operation in Donbas continues, Ukrainian servicemen are trying in every possible way to break through the fortified positions of our People's Militia fighters with the help of sabotage groups in the direction of Severodonetsk, we are convinced that all attempts made by Ukrainian nationalists are meaningless.

"Once again, the fighters of the People's Militia showed a worthy folded work against enemy military forces."

An unnamed LPR sniper also said: "Before the war, I was engaged in private business, but as soon as the mobilisation took place, I immediately joined the ranks of the People's Militia. I did not hide, because if we all hide, they will come and strangle us, shoot us."

We have not been able to independently verify the footage or the claims.

Russia invaded Ukraine on 24th February in what the Kremlin is calling a "special military operation". Today marks the 118th day of the invasion.

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