The situation in ATO zone escalated on the last 24 hours. Russia-backed terrorist groups attacked positions of Ukrainian Forces 61 times along all delimitation line. Four Ukrainian servicemen got wounded as a result. This was reported by ATO HQ on Facebook.
Mariupol direction. Militants fired 33 times at Ukrainian strongholds in this part of the front line. Positions of ATO forces near Vodiane were shelled with 120 mm mortars and 122 mm tube artillery. The locality of this settlement as well as Shyrokyne suffered fire from IFV weaponry, 82 mm mortars and small arms. Enemy fired anti-aircraft installation at Hnutove. Illegal armed groups also attacked Ukrainian positions near Mykolaivka, Pavlopil and Chermalyk using small arms, heavy machine guns, sometimes 82 mm mortars. IFV weaponry and 120 and 82 mm mortars were used to attack Marinka.
Luhansk direction. 8 ceasefire violations were recorded here. Russia-backed occupation forces shot 122 mm tubed artillery and 82 mm mortars at Novozvanivka. Enemy also fired 120 and 82 mm mortars, tank at strongholds near Troitske. Bandits fired 82 mm mortars and IFV weaponry near Krymske.
Donetsk direction. Most of the attacks by Russia-backed illegal armed groups were recorded near Avdiivka and Svitlodarsk arc. There were 20 occasions in total. Militants were systematically attacking outskirts Avdiivka using small arms, grenade launchers, 82 and 120 mm mortars. One projectile hit the residential building during the enemy shelling on this settlement from 122 mm artillery, four civilians died as a result, one local resident was heavily wounded. Illegal armed groups attacked Ukrainian positions near Novoluhanske from small arms, grenade launchers, 120 mm mortars, and also went for a strike from BM-21 "Grad" truck-mounted multiple rocket launcher. ATO positions near Pisky, Verkhnyotoretske, Kamianka, Zaytseve, Luhanske and Troitske also suffered enemy fire in this direction. Militants used almost all specter of small arms and grenade launchers, sometimes 82 and 120 mm mortars, IFV weaponry.
ATO forces fought the enemy back decently and reserve the right to immediately open fire to suppress enemy attacks in order to save life and health of Ukrainian soldiers and civilian people.