Ukraine calls on international partners to increase pressure on the Russian Federation in connection with the aggravation of the situation in the area of ​​the Antiterrorist Operation (ATO) in the Donbas, according to the message of the Speaker of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Mariana Betsa on Twitter on Sunday, April 29.

“Russia needs destabilization in Ukraine. 61 attacks, mortars are used, seven Ukrainian soldiers suffered. We call on the partners to put more pressure on Russia," Betsa stated.

Earlier during the day of April 28, the militants carried out 61 shelling at the positions of Ukrainian troops in the Donbas. As a result of the militants’ actions, four Ukrainian soldiers were injured, and three more received combat wounds.