Over the past 24 hours, illegal armed units of Russian mercenaries opened fire, attacking positions of Ukrainian government forces in Donbas. In nine cases, the enemy used heavy weaponry, including cannons, mortars and tanks, all of which are banned by the respective provisions of the Minsk agreement. The attacks resulted in deaths of four Ukrainian servicemen and combat injuries of two more fighters.
In Luhansk region, the enemy shelled Novotoshkivske, firing from a tank, IFVs, mortars and automatic grenalde launchers. Combat activity was also observed near Svitlodarsk and Novozvanivka.
'It was hot in the area of Pivdenne, Horlivka sector (Donetsk region, - 112 International). The enemy intensely fired mortars, grenade launchers and large-caliber machineguns, under the cover of sniper fire. It took an adequate response to calm the occupants down. However, two Ukrainian defenders deceased. Another serviceman sustained injuries near Luhanske, where the enemy opened fire from RPGs and heavy machineguns', reads the Facebook post of the HQ of the Joint Forces Operation.
In Donetsk region, the enemy attacked Mariinka, Verkhnyotoretske and Avdiivka. In Mariupol sector, militants went for skirmishes near Pavlopol, Vodyane, Lebedynske, Hnutove, Novotroitske and Shyrokyne.
Since Friday midnight, the militants have not opened fire in the combat area so far.