ATO press center reported that "in the area of mine Trudovska, Donetsk city, a group of nearly 100 people, who were dressed in Ukrainian uniforms, was found. The military automotive engineering samples of and armored vehicles were also observed in that area". ATO spokesperson Leonid Matyukhin said that taking into consideration this fact, some armed provocations are expected to take place in Donetsk and its outskirts.
"Speaking of the total number of shelling during the last day, the militants performed 17 attacks, eight of them directly targeted our positions, and another nine were unsighted. Also, over the past few days we have detected hostile tanks that had not been taken back from the combat positions. 20 tanks were found in one place, and another four tanks were noticed in the area of Mariinka (Donetsk region)," said ATO spokesman.
The number of militants' attacks against Ukrainian positions has significantly increased. Moreover, they use mortars, which were to be set aside, according to the Minsk agreements. Head of Donetsk regional administration Pavlo Zhebrivskyi highlighted that the most disturbing problem is that the attacks performed by Russian-backed militants are targeted against infrastructural facilities. "The peaople feel really scared here. Over 17,000 people have crossed the division line of Donbas during the last few days. Unfortunately, the rebels strike a blow against infrastructure facilities, and it is a key problem. It looks like destroying the infrastructure is their central mission," noted the official.