“Marinka-Avdiivka front faces the two third of facts of violations of the ceasefire. The militants have concentrated substantial forces, including heavy weapons, at the front line. In particular, artillery is concentrated in the Putylivsky wood, 4 km far from contact line. Despite being actively shelled, Ukrainian forces control the territory, the front line remains stable," states the ATO speaker Oleksander Motuzianyk.
The massive attacks were observed in Donetsk region, Avdiivka, Horlivka, Shyrokyno, Marinka, Pisky, Vuhlehirsk, Dzerzhynsk, Novhorodske, Dokuchaevsk, Svitlodarsk, Krasnohorivka, Konstantynivka. Stanytsia Luhanska, Hirnyche, and Shchastia, Luhansk region were targeted by the militants.
As a result of gunfire 7 Ukrainian soldiers were injured, and no one died.
ATO press center also highlighted on danger of DPR and LPR intelligence groups, acting under the guise of the foreign journalists.
“Despite militants’ statement about taking back the prohibited weapons, the armed provocations have stepped up, particularly, they shell the populated places in occupied territories in order to accuse Ukrainian side of doing it,” said the Deputy Chief of ATO Staff Serhiy Halushko.
Оn July 21 the Trilateral Contact Group on facilitating a diplomatic resolution to the Donbas conflict in Minsk has approved the text of the agreement on the withdrawal of tanks and guns up to 100 mm, they also agreed to hold a new meeting before the end of July.