Russia-backed mercenaries shelled Ukrainian army emplacements 20 times over the day; the combat activity considerably increased all over the division line. The Ukrainian military observed numerous cases of use of Minsk-banned weapons.
Staromykhailivka, Donetsk region took a lot of damage, as militants used Grad missile launchers, 122 mm artillery, mortars, RPGs and heavy machineguns in this area. An enemy tank opened fire there, too. The government troops returned fire using RPGs and small arms. During the severe fights, three Ukrainian soldiers were killed, seven more were wounded and another one was captured.
Last night, the pro-Kremlin bandits used tanks to shell residential quarters in Krasnohorivka village.
A Ukrainian serviceman was killed due to the sniper attack in Novhorodske. Butivka coal mine and Avdiivka went under fire from RPGs and small arms. Enemy mines hit Nevelske and Novhorodske.
In Luhansk region, pro-Russian mercenaries used 82 mm mortars to shell Krymske; RPG and small arms fire was reported in Tryokhizbenka, Novooleksandrivka, Novozvanivka and Donets.