Two civilians blew up on the explosive device in Artemove, Donetsk region. A 26-year and 30-year old men are hospitalized with the shrapnel wounds, according to the local police press service. The law enforcers qualified the case as a "premeditated attempted murder".
ATO press center recorded a small number of ceasefire violations in Donbas, where the security situation was otherwise relatively calm. Five truce violations were observed in the ATO area though. In Luhansk region Ukrainian positions near Staryi Aidar were shelled with small arms. Zaitseve, Travneve, and Maiorsk, Donetsk region also faced attacked, carried out by the Russian-backed militants. They used grenade launchers, heavy machine guns, and small arms. ATO forces use this lull to strengthen the defense line and military positions in Donbas.
Meanwhile, the negotiations on solving the conflict in eastern Ukraine continue in Minsk. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus, the meeting of subgroups on security and political issues have already started in Belarus capital city. Meeting of the Trilateral Group on mediating the conflict is scheduled for today.