: Situation in conflict zone is stable – Ukraine's military

10:41 May. 3, 2016

Situation in conflict zone is stable – Ukraine's military

Armed separatists in Donbas (Getty Images)

Russian-backed separatist forces open sporadic fire 

The situation in the conflict zone in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions is now stable. Since the beginning of the day the Russian-backed separatist forces haven't attacked the positions of the Ukrainian soldiers.

However, the militants opened occasional fire during the past 24 hours, according to the press-service of Ukraine's military.

Read also: Russian sends more tanks and munitions to the occupied Donbas

"5 ceasefire violations were registered during the last day. The enemy used an anti-tank grenade launcher to attack our forces", the officials stated.

The shootings took place near separatist-controlled Donetsk and Horlivka.

Read also: Germany initiates new Normandy talks

The decrease in military activity followed a recent spike of violence. Two Ukrainian soldiers were killed on April 30. A day later another serviceman died and 7 were wounded.

Earlier Ukrainian President Poroshenko urged Russia to respect the ceasefire during the Easter holidays.

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