ATO press center reported that fighting in Donbas is rapidly escalating. The hostility remains in Donetsk region, Svitlodarsk, Maiorsk, Zaitseve, Leninske, Kirove, Dzerzhynske, Opytne, Vodiane, Pisky, Avdiivka, Krasnohorivka, Marinka, Novobahmutivka, Dokuchaevsk, Komsomolske, Telmanove, Starohnativka, Hranitne, Verkhniotoretske, Novhorodske. The Ukrainian posts at Kostiantynivka – Donetsk and Horlivka-Krasnoarmiysk lines face frequent strafing. Activity by receiver and rocket artillery, tanks, mortars, and other heavy weapons steadily grows. Targeting residential areas results human casualties. Thus, one civilian was killed with a shell as a result of striking a blow at Donetsk city. Locals witnessed two more people wounded.
Luhansk region, Stanytsia Luhanska, Shchastia, Zolote, Troitske are also under attack of the Russian-backed militants.
One Ukrainian soldier died, other ten were injured during the fight.
Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksander Turchynov said that this day beats a “black record” since the Minsk agreement was signed, as more than 150 attacks were carried out.