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ATO latest news: militants increased shelling sharply in Donbas, OSCE patrol hit by militant fire in Zaitseve

On April 9, a civilian resident was wounded in shelling in Ma’inka, 6 Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in action
ATO latest news: militants increased shelling sharply in Donbas, OSCE patrol hit by militant fire in Zaitseve

On April 9, the situation in the area of the Anti Terrorist Operation has escalated sharply. Militants carried out 91 attacks on strongholds of the ATO forces. Militant snipers were firing actively too, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to the information released today by Colonel Oleksandr Motuzyanyk, the spokesman of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine for ATO issues at the briefing in the Analytical-Information Center of the Ukrainian Security Service.

In the Luhansk sector, the enemy twice broke the silence mode in Schyastia and Trohizbenka.

In the Donetsk sector, the epicenter of the fighting was in Avdiyivka industrial zone, where enemy attacks did not stop last night. The enemy has concentrated significant forces in Yasinuvata, Minenralne and Yakovlivka, unsuccessfully trying to push the front line to the west. Also hostile provocations occurred in Zaytseve. In particular, snipers fired several times there. In addition, the OSCE patrol was hit by the enemy fire in Zaitseve, controlled by the ATO forces.

Near the village of Luhanske in Svitlodarsk district, militants carried out the shelling with tank and infantry fighting vehicles on positions of Ukrainian army. It was tense situation in the Donetsk airport too. In just the past day there were 54 enemy attacks in the Donetsk sector.

In the Mariupol sector, militants violated the truce on all fronts, but most attacks occurred in Mar’inka and Shyrokyne. A local civilian resident was wounded in shelling in Mar’inka. Militants actively use mortars and focus shelling on Dokuchaevsk, Kominternove and Sahanka. In just the past day in the Mariupol sector there were 35 enemy attacks (almost all of them – in the afternoon).

For the past day no Ukrainian soldier was killed, 6 were wounded in action. In particular, four soldiers were wounded as a result of hostile attacks in Avdiyivka, other 2 were wounded when their truck hit a mine in Novhorodske.