Tough firefights go on in both Donetsk and Luhansk region, as Ukrainian troops deflect attacks of Russia-backed rebels.
In Mariupol sector, the enemy used artillery to shell Lebedynske. The mercenaries shelled Krasnohorivka, Novotroitske, Shyrokyne, Taramchuk, Berezove and Lebedynske from mortars. In Talakivka, they opened fire from RPGs. In Berezove and Novotroitske, they also fired grenade launchers and small arms.
In Luhansk region, Novozvanivka, Stanytsia Luhanska and Novoolexandrivka went under fire. Mortar, RPG and sniper fire was reported in these areas.
122 mm artillery shells hit Luhanske on the Svitlodarsk bulge in Donetsk region; heavy fighting has been going on there for several days already.