Russian-backed forces shelled Ukrainian military at least 15 times over the past 24 hours, ATO (Anti-Terroristic Operation) press center reported.
The situation was most tense in Mariupol direction, where militants shelled Ukraine’s army near Novotroitske from a 122 mm self-propelled artillery gun, 82 mm and 120 mm mortars. There, militants attacked Ukrainian forces near Pavlopol with 82 mm mortars, near Maryinka – from small arms.
In Donetsk direction, near Avdiivka and ‘Butivka’ coalmine, militants shelled Ukrainian military with mortars. An enemy sniper operated near Leninske and Avdiivka.
At around 2 p.m. Russian-backed militants shelled Ukraine’s army near Putylivka with a 122 mm self-propelled artillery gun.