“We can confirm that during the last evening and night there was a serious escalation of the situation. The militants from their Donetsk posts targeted the westerly direction, Ukrainian forces fired back from the opposite direction,” said deputy chief of the OSCE SMM to Ukraine Alexander Hug.
On Saturday evening, July 18, as a result of attacks in Donetsk one civilian was killed and an employee of the city hospital was injured, according to the local media.
The shelling caused fire in the city. Azontyi, Donetsk city district, faced a blackout. Water supply in the Kyiv city district of Dontesk was interrupted, 18 buildings are damaged here.
Stanytsia Luhanska, Shchastia, Horsky, Popasna, Luhansk region, were attacked by the militants. Ukrainian forced in Horlivka, Yasynuvata, Avdiivka, Pisky, Marinka, Novotroitske, Donetsk region, suffered from vigorous onslaught. Shyrokyno, near Mariupol, Donetsk region became one more hotspot of the clash.
One Ukrainian soldier was killed and seven were injured, said ATO spokesman Oleksandr Monuzianyk. The militants use weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements.