"In Donetsk section of the forefront, the militants employed 82-mm mortars, grenade launchers, large-caliber machine guns and armament of infantry fighting vehicles against the ATO forces’ defenses near Pavlopil. Defenders of Shyrokyne were blanketed with 82-mm mortar shells. Ukrainian troops deployed on the outskirts of Avdiivka, Vodiane, Hnutove, Pisky, Opytne, Novotroitske, Lebedynske, and Pyshchevyk were fired upon with grenade launchers of various types and small arms.
"Defenders of Talakivka, Kamianka, Marinka, and Verkhniotoretske came under fire of large-caliber machine guns while soldiers defending Hnutove, Talakivka and Pyshchevyk were attacked with armament of infantry fighting vehicles.
"Moreover the invaders fired upon the ATO forces’ positions near Shyrokyne, Butivka mine, and Pavlopil with small arms and employed anti-tank guided missile against Ukrainian troops near Novotroitske village.
"In Luhansk direction, the invaders fired upon the defenses of the Ukrainian Armed Forces near Artemove with grenade launchers and small arms and used large-caliber machine guns near Stanytsia Luhanska," the situation report reads.
Earlier, Russian mercenaries fired upon the Ukrainian troops 54 times on March 28.