Over the last 24 hours, Russia-backed mercenaries have launched 29 attacks on Ukrainian positions; the combat activity intensified in late hours of Thursday.
Donetsk sector, specifically Krasnohorivka, Avdiivka and Butivka coal mine took a lot of fire. According to the Ukrainian military HQ, in Krasnohorivka alone, both sides took casualties, as the enemy sent a mobile group to overrun Ukrainian positions. The militants opened fire from mortars and Grad missile launchers, while the mobile group fired from small arms approaching the Ukrainian emplacements. In spite of thick fire, government troops managed to repel the attack, using small arms and RPGs, making the enemy retreat.
One Ukrainian serviceman was killed during enemy attack on Butivka coal mine.
The enemy also opened fire in Stanytsia Luhanska, Luhansk region.