Illegal armed units of pro-Kremlin mercenaries continue using Minsk-banned weapons in the combat area in eastern Ukraine – specifically, 120 mm mortars. On Friday, Ukrainian forces returned fire 15 times in response to 35 violations of ceasefire allowed by the militants.
In Mariupol sector, the enemy shelled Hnutove, Pavlopol, Vodyane and Kamyanka, using 82 mm mortars and RPGs. 120 mm mines hit Shyrokyne. Hostile units fired tank guns and 120 mm mortars, attacking Krasnohorivka. Civilian objects in Mariinka went under RPG fire.
In Donetsk sector, the enemy opened fire in Avdiivka and near Butivka coal mine.
In Luhansk region, pro-Russian militants attacked Krymske, Donets, Novotoshkivske and Novozvanivka. One Ukrainian soldier was killed in action during the fight near Novotoshkivske.