Ukraine plunged into the fight against Russian-backed militants, rushing governmental forces into the combat near Horlivka, Zaitseve, Kirove, Novhorodske, Novobahmutivka, Opytne, Avdiivka, Dokuchaevsk, Novotroitske, Starohnativka, Orlivske, Pavlopol, Talakivka, Shyrokyne, The most active clashes take place near Donetsk bypass road, states the ATO press center.
In Luhansk region, Nyzhnie, Shchastia, and Bolotne were under attack. Three buildings and gas pipes were damaged in Stanutsia Luhanska, where the situation seems to be the most worrying within Luhans region.
One Ukrainian soldier died, and another six faced injuries.
OSCE Special Monitoring Mission states that the majority of Minsk agreements violations took place in residential areas. 10 villages in south of Donetsk face the constant outbreaks, all of them are either dilapidated or destroyed. Since August 2014 as a result of the barbaric attacks and armed provocations militants killed 19 civilians, including 4 children, 54 people were wounded in this area.
As was reported by, Voice of America, yesterday "U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has expressed "grave concern" to his Russian counterpart about a "sharp rise" in separatist attacks in eastern Ukraine".