Russia-backed militants have been extensively using mortars and RPGs to shell Ukrainian positions across the war-torn Donbas. In the Mariupol sector, they attacked Shyrokyne, Talakivka, Krasnohorivka and Maryinka. In the Donetsk sector, Avdiivka went under mortar and RPG fire.
In Luhansk region, the Kremlin-sponsored rebels opened fire from 82 mm mortars and AA guns in Novozvanivka. Krymske, Zhovte, Lopaskyne, Novoolexandrivka and Stanytsia Luhanska went under RPG fire.
Previously, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walther Steinmeier said there is certain limbo in the implementation of Minsk agreements; he added that in the current situation, there is no way that sanctions against Russia could be cancelled.