Ukraine News Today Apr. 3, 2017: UN reps provide Ukraine with medicines for cancer-stricken children worth UAH 60 mln; No ceasefire: Militants launch 32 attacks in Donbas, 1 Ukrainian soldier wounded in last day; MFA checking information about Ukrainians among victims of bomb explosions in Russian metro stations
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No ceasefire: Militants launch 32 attacks in Donbas, 1 Ukrainian soldier wounded in last day
Russia’s hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 32 times in the past 24 hours with one Ukrainian soldier reported as wounded in action, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters, Joinfo.com reports with reference to UNIAN.
The enemy was most active in the Mariupol sector, using 120mm mortars, grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns and small arms on the Ukrainian Marines’ positions near the village of Pavlopil. The militants also fired 82mm mortars, grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms on the defenders of the town of Krasnohorivka. Additionally, provocative fire from grenade launchers, machine guns and small arms was recorded near the villages of Vodiane, Shyrokyne, and Chermalyk.
The largest number of militant attacks in the Donetsk sector was registered near the town of Avdiyivka whose defenders came under fire from 82mm mortars, grenade launchers of various systems and heavy machine guns. The Russian occupation forces also used grenade launchers to shell the defenders of the villages of Zaitseve and Troyitske, and Butivka coal mine. Furthermore, heavy machine guns were used to fire on the Ukrainian positions near the villages of Kamianka and Opytne. A sniper was also active near Troyitske.
In the Luhansk sector, the invaders fired automatic grenade launchers on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Krymske, as well as small arms on the defenders of the villages of Valuiske and Stanytsia Luhanska. Despite armed enemy provocations, the Ukrainian servicemen were strictly observing the ceasefire regime and did not fire back.
Ukraine Foreign Ministry checking information about Ukrainians among victims of bomb explosions in Russian metro stations
The Consulate General of Ukraine in St. Petersburg, Russia, is taking operative measures to find out whether there are citizens of Ukraine among the dead and injured as a result of the explosions in the St. Petersburg subway.
Official representative of the Consular Service Department of the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine Vasyl Kirilich said this in a commentary to Ukrinform.
“As of 4 pm, there was no official information about the dead and injured as a result of the explosion in the St. Petersburg’s subway. The Consulate General of Ukraine in St. Petersburg is taking operational measures to find out whether there are citizens of Ukraine among the dead and injured,” Kirilich said.
At least thirteen people have been killed, another twenty have been injured in the explosion in the St. Petersburg subway this afternoon.
UN reps provide Ukraine with medicines for cancer-stricken children worth UAH 60 mln
The representatives of the United Nations (UN) have handed over medicines worth UAH 60 million ($2.2 million) to treat cancer-stricken children, the UN office in Ukraine said on Monday, Joinfo.com reports with reference to Interfax-Ukraine.
“Major shipment of #cancer medicines for thousands of #Ukraine #Children delivered by @UNDPUkraine. @usuprun [Health Minister Ulana Suprun] meets the medicines at warehouse,” a message, posted on the official Twitter page of the representative office, says.