The vicinities of Donetsk (Avdiivka, in particular) remain the hottest spot in the entire combat area. Russia-backed militants use large-caliber artillery, 82 and 120 mm mortars, grenade launchers and heavy machineguns in attacks on Avdiivka and Arkhangelske.
Near Mariupol, Russian mercenaries attacked Ukrainian emplacements near Maryinka, Shyrokyne, Vodyane, Hnutove, Pavlopol and Novomykhailivka. Hostile infantry fighting vehicles opened fire near Luhanske and Kirove.
In Luhansk region, the occupants mostly fired under cover of darkness. Novoolexandrivka and Stanytsia Luhanska were shelled from automatic grenade launchers. In Troitske, they opened fire from HMGs.