Seven Ukrainian soldiers were killed, another 13 wounded, states ATO press center.
Russian-backed militants used rocket artillery for the first time in several days. Every third militants’ attack is carried out with heavy weapons, according to the ATO spokesperson Anatoliy Motuzianyk. Russia conducts daily reconnaissance using unmanned aerial vehicles.
Troitske, which lies between Donetsk and Luhansk regions, was the hotspot of the clashes. As for Donetsk region, Zaitseve, Maiorsk, Kirove, Krasnohorivka, Mariinka, Starohnativka, Avdiivka, Pisky, Lebedynske, were shelled by the Russian-backed militants.
As a result of mortar fire in Stanytsia Luhanska, Luhansk region, one house was burned to the ground; three buildings and a gas pipeline were damaged here too. Two civilians from the nearby village were hit by an explosion caused by a landmine.
Few hours ago we reported about 10 civilian casualties in Donetsk region for the last day.
Intensive Russian-backed militants’ attacks take place a day after the Trilateral Contact Group on Donbas conflict stabilization met in Minsk.
This morning the 37th "humanitarian convoy" from Russia crossed Ukrainian border. More than 100 trucks brought more than 1 tone of "humanitarian aid". Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations tried to convince that the country had send 700 tons of textbooks for DPR students, and over 500 tons of food (cereals, flour, tea, cans).