For last few days there had been a lull in a fighting; the militants have significantly reduced the intensity of shelling and the heavy arms shelling was not so frequent, stated ATO press center. But for the last 24 hours the situation became tensed again.
The ATO spokesperson Yaroslav Chepurnyi stated that shelling of residential areas of Prokhorivka village, Donetsk region, lasted for an hour. As a result of it, one civilian was killed. The exact number of other casualties is not known yet. He also said that local buildings are damaged here too.
The situation in Donetsk region is the most threatening: from the 67 attacks carried out by the militants during the last day, 51 ceasefire violation cases took place in Donetsk region. Troitske, Novobakhmutivka, Avdiivka, Krasnohorivka, Starohnativka, Bohdanivka, Lebedynske, Rozivka, Druzhba, Pisky, faced 120mm mortars, grenade launchers, artillery, 152mm artillery attacks. Three Ukrainian soldiers were injured.
OSCE Special Monitoring Mission has registered only 20 people inhabiting Pisky, Donetsk region. In January this year there were some 130 people here. and before the hostilities began in Donbas, the population of Pisky amounted to 2160.
United States Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter stated that Russia acts like an antagonist now, Voice of America.