Artillery fire has broken out along the line of control between breakaway Oblasts (states) Luhansk/Donetsk, and the Ukrainian Army this morning. The exchanges are described as "Heavy shelling."
Meanwhile, in Russia, television shows featuring former Russian Army officers and some elected officials, are openly talking about Russia having to use nuclear weapons over the Ukraine/NATO troop build-up along the Russian border!
The situation is deteriorating very badly, very fast.
Russian TV: (Check the SETTINGS box and select English Close-Captioning)
The following social media postings report the artillery fire:
Intensive artillery shelling along frontlines in Donbass within the last two hours.— Fuat (@lilygrutcher) April 7, 2021
Heavy Shelling Is Being Reported In Ukraine As Russian Television Discusses A Possible "Nuclear Strike" https://t.co/aGSfJtqBMF— Robin Westenra (@seemorerocks) April 7, 2021
🚨URGENT – Ukraine: Heavy clashes on the western front line between Ukrainian Army and Russian troops ongoing!— Deus vult (@WalterKreij) April 7, 2021
A major blow was reported in Volnovakha.
Stakhanov, a serious caliber has detonated.
It seems a bunker construction was bombed by Ukrainian Army in Stakhanov
Other postings report the level of troops on Ukraine side is at the point to resume full scale hostilites:
‘The situation at the contact line has taken a turn for the worse’ Denis Pushilin the DPR Head said that the amount of Ukrainian equipment and personnel arriving at the contact line indicates that Ukraine is ready to resume full-scale hostilities in #Donbass #Ukraine #Russia— war_10 (@arkal_10) April 7, 2021
More info as it becomes available . . .