Militants increased military activity in Donbas. They shelled Ukrainian positions 61 times over the previous 24 hours, informed ATO press center on Facebook.
“Militants attacked Ukrainian forces along the entire line of contact using mortars of various calibers”, - it is said in the report of the press center.
In Donetsk direction, militants shelled ATO positions near Avdiivka 4 times, near Novohorodske – 3 times, near Zaitseve – 2 times. There, illegal armed groups used various weapons: mortars, heavy machine guns and grenade launchers.
Russia-backed forces enhance military capacity in Mariupol direction using weapons prohibited by Minsk agreements: 120 mm mortars – in Talakovka and 82 mm mortars – in Shyrokyne.
Near Hranytne, militants tried to assault one of ATO positions, but Ukrainian forces returned fire from heavy machine guns and small arms in order to make the diversion group retreat their positions.
In Luhansk region near Novozvanovka militants shelled Ukrainian positions from mortars.