During late last day situation in the ATO area remained quite stable. Most of the illegal armed groups randomly used small arms with provocative purposes, states ATO press center. Pisky, Mariinka, Leninske, Luhanske, Kirovo, Donetsk region, and “Butovka Donetska” (in Donetsk city) were shelled by the Russian-backed militants.
Ukrainian positions near Krymske, Triohizbenka, Stanytsia Luhanska, Novotoshkivske, Zolote, Orikhove, Popasna, Troitske, Katerynivka, Luhansk region, were targeted with the small arms. Speaking about Stanytsia Luhanska, 600 citizens from the total amount of 14.5 thousand left here; most of those who have left are elderly people.
On a whole, ATO press center states about significant decrease of the ceasefire violations during the weekend. For example, on Saturday, for the first time in many months, no any attack was carried out against Pisky, Donetsk region. Military experts suppose that such a situation is associated with regrouping of the militants. The last 10 days of August were really tensed. Now the number of attacks increased though; the militants need some time to renew their forces.