Donetsk, Apr 6 — DAN. Russian forces have rebuffed Ukrainian gunmen’s attempted counterattack in the Maryinka area, “South” task force spokesman Ivan Bigma said on Thursday.

“On the Donetsk axis, ‘South’ task force motorized infantry units thwarted a Ukrainian army attempt to counterattack forward edge positions, ” Bigma said. “Up to ten Ukrainian servicemen were killed in a small arms fire exchange.

” Russian artillery has destroyed a mortar fire position with the crew and a D-30 howitzer in counterfire duels on the Avdeyevka axis, he added.

 A temporary accommodation center and mortar positions in a residential area have been detected and demilitarized, the spokesman said. 

On Wednesday, Russian forces destroyed an enemy infantry fighting vehicle with the crew and a radar outside Avdeyevka.*jk