The militants used 120-mm mortars 12 times in the ATO area.
The militants were shelling the Ukrainian troops from 6 pm to midnight along the boundary line.
"The enemy has concentrated most intensive fire towards the Ukrainian positions in the area of Avdiyivka, Pisky, Opytnte and Shyrokine in Donetsk oblast,' as well as in Pavlopil' and Gnutova in Lugansk oblast," – says the statement.
The enemy used 120-mm mortars, which is another gross violation of the Minsk agreements by the Russian-terrorist forces. In addition, the terrorists shelled our positions from 122-mm in the area of Avdiyivka.
Also, in the evening the criminals fired from tanks in the area of Avdiyivka and Pavlopil.
There was no shelling of settlements recorded from 18.00 until midnight on April 9.
At the same time, the enemy has greatly intensified aerial reconnaissance. In the period from 20.00 to 23.00 the Ukrainian troops were observing flying drones in the vicinity of Shchastia, Bogdanivs'ke, Shyrokine, Mariupol, Slovianoserbsk, Starobilsk, Lysychansk and Teple.
On the eve, the "Information Resistance" group reported about the increased in activity by the terrorists in the area of Bakhmutka.Source: ZN.UA