Fisrt time in the last four days the Russian-backed militants used heavy weapons, which are prohibited by the Minsk agreements, states the ATO press center. They shelled with 120-mm mortar ATO positions near Novotoshkivske, Luhansk region. The armed provocations also took place near Shchastia and Krymske, Luhansk region.
Ukrainian Armed Forces near Krasnohorivka and Mariinka, Donetsk region, were targeted with the small arms. Two attacks were carried out in Donetsk airport.
As was reported before, the militants announced their plans to stop shelling Ukrainian positions from September 1. They have significantly decreased the number of attacks, but the armed provocations still take place in Donbas.
Yesterday National Security and Defense of Ukraine introduced a new military doctrine. Ukraine has officially recognized that the main military threat to the sovereignty and territorial integrity comes from the Russian Federation. The doctrine envisages establishing of military infrastructure, redeployment of military units and formations to the eastern and southern regions.