On April 7, the situation in eastern Ukraine remains tense. In the Anti Terrorist Operation area, the Russia-backed illegal armed groups opened fire 70 times on strongholds of the ATO forces with various weapons, according to the information released this morning by the spokesman for the press center of the ATO Lieutenant Colonel Victor Shubets, Joinfo.ua reports.
In the Donetsk sector, militants conducted shelling near Avdiyivka, Luhanske, Pisky, Opytne, Nevelske, Verhniotoretske, Artemove, Kam’yanka, Svitlodarsk and Bohuslavske. As before, invaders were using 82mm and 120mm mortars in combination with grenade launchers, machine guns and small arms.
In Mariupol sector, militants fired with mobile artillery units towards Novotroitske and mortars – near Pavlopil.
In Luhansk sector, militants fired grenade launchers of various systems on Ukrainian army’s positions near Trohizbenka, and in the village of Luhanske they fired small arms.
During this period, the ATO forces opened fire in response 19 times, while only using small arms.