Russian-backed militants carried out 109 ceasefire violations, states the ATO press center. The most tensed situation remains in Donetsk region. A shell killed the civilian in Donetsk city, state local media. One more civilian was injured in Stanytsia Luhanska, Luhansk region, according to the Luhansk regional administration.
Avdiivka faced severe mortar fire, and Opytne was shelled with multiple-launch rockets “Grad”. Ukrainian forces near Luhanske, Maiorske, Kirove, Novhorodske, Opytne, Mariinka, Pisky, Bohdanivka, Starohnativka, Mykolaivka, and Chemarlyk were shelled by the Russian-backed militants.
ATO positions near Syze, Troitske, Stanytsia Luhanska, Staryi Aidar, Triohizbenka, Krymske, Orihove, Luhansk region, faced mortar fire, infantry fighting vehicles, and grenade launchers. Local facilities are significantly damaged here.
President’s Administration assembles an urgent briefing on evidence of Russian aggression in Ukraine.
"At 11:15hrs, while on the move 8km east of Nizhniy (government-controlled, 56km north-west of Luhansk) the SMM observed two explosions, with an interval of two seconds, ostensibly caused by artillery or mortar impacting 300m in front of its patrol vehicles. The SMM immediately departed the area," according to the last OSCE report.