Russia-backed militants fired 120 and 82 mm mortars on Ukrainian emplacements in Zaitseve town, Donetsk region. Small arms attacks were reported in Avdiivka, Verkhnyotoretske and Zaitseve; a hostile sniper shot at Ukrainian outpost in Verkhnyotoretske.
Grenade launchers and small arms were used during attacks on Shyrokyne, Maryinka and Novotroitske.
Small arms fire was reported in Novoolexandrivka, Luhansk region.
Previously, Russia’s General Staff ordered its troops to cease fire in the occupied areas of Donbas since the midnight of September 15. However, the official Kremlin keeps denying any involvement in the conflict. The pro-Russian fighters, members of the self-proclaimed ‘republics’ in Donetsk and Luhansk regions, also said they implemented the unilateral ceasefire since the midnight of September 15.
Source: counter-terrorist operation's HQ