Russia-backed militants continue to shell outposts of Ukrainian forces in Donbas. 24 attacks have been reported since Thursday morning; in most cases, the government troops returned fire from small arms and RPGs. No casualties among the Ukrainian military were reported.
Mercenaries used heavy machineguns and RPGs to attack Ukrainian positions near Mayorsk, Avdiivka, Opytne and Butivka coal mine. Enemy IFVs opened fire near Zaitsevo (all in Donetsk region).
Shyrokyne, Pavlopol and Vodyane (Mariupol sector of the combat area) came under fire from heavy maghinguns and RPGs. IFVs opened fire in Berezove.
82 mm mines hit Lobachevo, Luhansk region. Grenade launchers and small arms were used during attacks on Stanytsia Luhanska, Valuiske and Krymske.