During the last 24 hours, Russian mercenaries have opened fire on Ukrainian positions in Donbas once. No casualties among Ukrainian government troops were observed. The press office of the HQ of Joint Forces Operation reported that on Facebook.
Russian occupants used hand-held anti-tank and under-barrel grenade launchers to attack positions near Shumy
The Ukrainian servicemen did not return fire, as the attack did not pose any threat to their lives and health.
Over the last 24 hours, Ukrainian combat engineers cleared two hectares of the territory from landmines, and passed 44 explosive items for further safe destruction.
Meanwhile, 241 Ukrainian citizens are held captive in the temporarily occupied territories of Donbas.
I held a working meeting with the British Ambassador to Ukraine Melinda Simmons ... she informed that 241 Ukrainian citizens are held captive in the temporarily occupied territories of Donbas," Ombudsman Lyudmyla Denisova said.
The Ombudsman also asked the ambassador to influence the International Committee of the Red Cross so that they strengthen their position regarding admission to the uncontrolled territories.