The month of April proved to be a bloody one for Ukrainian soldiers holding the line.
With the youngest only 20 years old, a total of 14 mothers, fathers, sons and daughters were killed by Russia’s forces.
Full details of the deceased soldiers names and background can be found on the Ukraine’s Ministry of Defence Face Book page.
Mortar fire is the biggest killer on the front line. April saw increased mortar fire by Russia’s forces. We also saw an upsurge by both sides in the use of anti-tank rockets to target bunkers. With the front line static for the best part of 4 years, everyone knows exactly where each others trenches and dug outs are. This makes the accurate targeting of them all the easier.