North of Luhansk region suffers from power outage, which occurred after the militants shelled Luhansk thermal power plant near Shchastia, states Anton Kovalyshyn, spokesman of the Donetsk energy holding company (DTEK). Luhansk TPP supplies Lusuchansk and Severodonetsk with electricity.
In Luhansk region, Stanytsia Luhanska, Shchastia also faced the attacks.
Hotspots of Donetsk region are Pisky, Novomykhailivka, Avdiivka, Opytne, Kurdiumivka, Leninske, Maiorsk.
60% of all the attacks in the ATO area target the Donetsk region.
All in all, the ATO press center supposes that the Russian-backed militants have slightly reduced the number of shelling positions of Ukrainian troops. However, following his insidious tactics, they more actively use the weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements at nighttime.
Thus, 65 cases of ceasefire violation were observed in the Donbas conflict area during the last day. Mortars, small arms, grenade launchers, tanks, and some other heavy weapons were used to fire Ukrainian soldiers and residential areas.
As was reported yesterday, Minsk talks did not end with sides’ agreement on the withdrawal of heavy weapons (100mm caliber).