“For the last several days, the attacks grew in number and intensity. The militants have been using the weaponry banned by the Minsk agreements, such as cannons and 120 mm mortars. Sometimes, the firefights last for several hours. The sounds of gunfire almost never cease; grenades from grenade launchers keep coming, and enemy snipers became more active, too. Enemy saboteurs and heavy armored vehicles increasingly often approach Ukrainian positions”, the General Staff reported on Monday.