Situation in ATO zone has not changed drastically over the past day. Operational conditions remain tough. Russia-backed illegal armed groups opened fire 49 times, repeatedly using heavy artillery. 8 Ukrainian servicemen got wounded as a result of hostilities. This was reported by ATO HQ on Facebook.
In Mariupol direction, militants attacked 24 times. Particularly, gunmen used 122 mm artillery systems twice, as well as 82 mm mortars to shell strongholds near Pavlopil. Enemy attacked positions near Shyrokyne, Vodiane, Lebedynske, Chermalyk and Hnutove with small arms and grenade launchers. Militants later fired IFV weaponry and heavy machine guns targeting Ukrainian strongholds near Novotroitske. Russia-backed groups also attacked vicinities of Marinka using grenade launchers of various modifications.
In Donetsk direction, 16 enemy attacked were recorded in the last 24 hours. Militants attacked positions near Troitske with 122 mm artillery twice. Banned 120 mm artillery attacks were also recorded near Avdiivka. Enemy also used 82 mm mortars and infantry weapons there. Bandits attacked positions near Zaytseve using IFV weaponry.
In Luhansk direction, 9 attacks by Russia-backed terrorists took place. Militants fired 120 mm mortars at Novozvanivka and Novooleksandrivka. 82 mm mortars were used near Krymske. Illegal armed groups fired small arms of various calibers and grenade launchers at Ukrainian strongholds near Stanytsia Luhanska, Donets settlement and Lobacheve.