NTS map: location of forces in the Donbass from 03.04.2017

On the Lugansk direction the enemy had fallen behind twice – at the train station Donets in the Village of Lugansk and in the Trinity at Popasnaya.

Major combat operations, as before, at the Donetsk
direction are on the arc Svetlodarsk and under Avdiyivka. In particular, in
Lugansk militants used mortars and armored vehicles. At the same time in Avdeevka
happened more than half of all enemy attacks on Donetsk the direction. Also
the enemy has violated the “silence regime” in Maori,
Verhnetoretskom and Kamenka. In the area
Donetsk airport on 2 April was relatively quiet, reports “Dialog. UA”.

In just the past day in Donetsk direction
there were 13 enemy attacks, including 3 of the heavy weapons.

Despite the significant de-escalation
environment, the main areas of fighting remain unchanged.

About 2/3 of enemy attacks on
the front Pavlopol, Shirokino on the Mariupol direction. Note, however,
for the first time in many months on these lines occupiers have not used heavy weapons.

One mortar fire from the
the enemy has occurred in Krasnogorovka and Birch. They were quite
short.

Recall that in early April 2014, fighting broke out between Russian terrorists and units of the Ukrainian army.

Later Ukrainian side stated that the conflict anti-terrorist operation (ATO), and the Ukrainian army have joined volunteer battalions.

September 10, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, being at that time the Secretary General of NATO, said that among the militants in the East of Ukraine was seen by the Russian army and the Russian regular army.

Also, representatives of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has repeatedly stated the supply of heavy equipment and weapons for militants of Donbass from Russia.

In turn, 28 September the Russian foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that the militants in the East of Ukraine are fighting only volunteers from Russia.

To date, the government of gunmen “DNR” and the Russian military involved in the war against Ukraine, based in the city of Donetsk (by the “LPR” – the Lugansk, ed.), and the official administration of the Donetsk region is based in the city of Mariupol, Kramatorsk and Slavyansk.