Since the beginning of this week, the situation in the Donbass region has significantly worsened.
According to the DPR National Militia, the Ukrainian forces committed 8 fire provocations, while the Ukrainian command claimed that DLPR forces violated ceasefire 17 times.
On April 13, the both sides of the military conflict in Eastern Ukraine reported deaths of their soldiers.
In it’s daily update on the situation on the frontline, the Ukrainian Command of Joint Forces Operation reported deaths of two service members in two separate attacks.
The first incident reportedly took place in Northern suburbs of Donetsk, near the villages of Pisky and Kamenka. These areas are under control of the Ukrainian 72 separate mechanized brigade and 58 separate mechanized infantry brigade. The UAF claimed that the enemy forces opened fire from large-caliber machine guns and shooting weapons. As a result, one soldier of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was deadly injured.
Another Ukrainian soldier was reportedly dead as a result of a drone attack near the village of Majorsk, in the South of the region.
“The enemy’s UAV crossing the line of contact carried out a pomegranate reset on the positions of our units, which resulted in one serviceman injured, not compatible with life.” – The UAF statement reads.
No further information has been provided, yet.
On the other side, according to the Luhansk People’s Republic representatives in the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination, a soldier of the LPR People’s Militia was shot dead by Ukrainian snipers on April 12. The incident took place in the area of the village of Zolotoe-5 (Mikhailovka), near the town of Pervomaisk.
Among other military developments in the region:
- DPR forces targeted UAF positions near the village of Zaitseve using mortars, IFVs and smaller arms
- DPR forces targeted UAF positions in Pisky with machine guns
- The UAF targeted the village near Gagarina and 6/7 mines.
- The UAF targeted the village of Bairak with grenade launchers and smaller arms
- On April 12, LPR forces targeted with grenades and small arms the UAF positions near the village of Zolote-4