One Ukrainian soldier has been killed in an attack on positions of a mechanized brigade near the Ukrainian-controlled town of Avdiyivka in Donbas, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) headquarters, Joinfo.com reports with reference to UNIAN.
“The enemy used 82mm mortars, grenade launchers of various systems, large-caliber machine guns and small arms in that direction,” the ATO HQ said on Tuesday, April 25. In its further update the ATO HQ also reported about a wounded Ukrainian soldier, however, giving no further details where it happened.
Since the beginning of Tuesday, the enemy has attacked Ukrainian troops 23 times.
Ukrainian positions near Avdiyivka in the Donetsk sector came under fire from 82mm mortars and anti-tank grenade launchers. ATO forces near the Butivka coal mine came under 82mm mortar fire, while large-caliber machine guns were fired on the defenders of the villages of Kam’ianka and Novhorodske. Enemy snipers were active near Avdiyivka.
The largest number of attacks was recorded in the Mariupol sector. The occupiers used 82mm mortars, grenade launchers of various systems and small arms to fire on the Ukrainian Marines near the village of Vodiane. Grenades of various systems were used to attack the defenders of the village of Shyrokyne and Novotroyitske, while heavy machine guns were fired on the defenders of Hnutove. Small arms were fired on Ukrainian troops stationed near the village of Talakivka. An enemy sniper was active near the village of Novotroyitske.
Russia’s hybrid military forces used automatic grenade launchers to attack Ukrainian positions near the village of Zhovte in the Luhansk sector, small arms were used to fire on the village of Valuyske.
The patrols of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine have resumed patrolling in the so-called “Luhansk People’s Republic”, which was interrupted after the patrol car blast near the village of Pryshyb, Joinfo.com reports with reference to Ukrinform.
Deputy head of OSCE SMM regional office Arne Dalhaug announced this at a briefing in Luhansk on April 25.
“The patrol of the Luhansk team yesterday was mainly canceled in connection with the tragic incident. We resume patrolling today,” he said.
He specified that patrolling in the “LPR” was carried out with certain restrictions.
Arne Dalhaug noted that the monitors constantly faced the risks when working in the conflict zone in Donbas
National energy company Ukrenergo would not halt supplies of electricity to the temporarily Ukraine uncontrolled areas in Donetsk region until construction of a new power line to Avdiyivka is finished, acting Ukrenergo Director Vsevolod Kovalchuk has said.
“As for Donetsk region, now the decision to stop powers supplies has not been made, as the issue with Avdiyivka has not been settled. In the near term construction of the new section of the 110 kV power line will be finished by DTEK Power Grid that would be a new source for power in Avdiyivka. Then the issue to continue power supplies to separate districts of Donetsk regions will be raised,” he said.