Since the beginning of the day, Russian armed mercenaries attacked Ukrainian positions in Donbas once. The ceasefire violation occurred near Novoselivka-2, Donetsk region.
According to Ukraine's defense ministry, the enemy used anti-tank missile launchers to shell the emplacements of Ukraine's government troops in this area. The attack took place at about 6 a.m. Monday.
The Ukrainian forces returned fire. No casualties were observed among the staff.
Previously, the occupants attacked Ukrainian positions 15 times; one serviceman was wounded in action. Pro-Kremlin militants used a 120-mm mortar, as well as infantry fighting vehicle armament, grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns, sniper rifles and small arms.
Earlier, Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba stated that Russian passports, issued to residents of the occupied Donbas are "worthless pieces of paper". "Some take them for ideological reasons because they support Russia "right till the victorious end". Some get Russian passports relying on certain benefits in everyday life: they want to leave this place, to cross the border, and to get some payments. Some think of their security, fearing to find themselves on the "blacklist", in case they don't get the document offered by Russia", the Minister explained.