In the area of anti-terrorist operation in eastern Ukraine the militants shelled civil settlements with 122 mm multiple rocket launchers "Grad", as reports the ATO press service. Russian-backed militants have fired some 12 projectiles targeting Krasnohorivka and Hirnyk (Donetsk region).
25 cases of attacks were performed against Ukrainian positions and peaceful settlements, 20 of them took place in the Donetsk direction. The militants used the anti-aircraft installations, mortars, grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms. Aiming fire was directed against Mariinka, Troitske, Verkhniotoretske, Krasnohorivka, Pisky, and Avdiivka. Also the rebels used mortars, rocket-propelled grenades and small arms to attack government troops in Shyrokine, Zaitseve and Novhorodske.
Ukraine's intelligence constantly captures groups of Russian forces on Ukrainian territory. "According to our verified sources, they locate on Novoaydarsk, Severodonetsk, Volnovakha, and Mariupol directions," stated Chief of the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine Vadym Skibitskyi. He explained that they mobilize some additional tanks, mechanized infantry, and artillery units.