During the day in Donbas, five Ukrainian soldiers were killed, four - wounded, announced Andriy Lysenko, speaker of the Presidential Administration on anti-terrorist operation.
"For the past day five Ukrainian soldiers were killed in fighting, 4 - were injured", he said.
According to Lysenko, yesterday at the Luhansk direction there was comparatively calm: during the day 3 enemy’s provocations with small arms took place. It happened at Shchastia city and Bakhmut highway.
Lysenko added that in Zaitsevo and Maiorsk there also have been several provocations. "But on the southwestern outskirts of Gorlivka and along the front lines in Yasynovata yesterday was very restless. Near Verhnetoretske the forces of ATO held intense battle with the invaders who attacked our fortified positions. The enemy was advancing from the neighboring Red Partisan, located on a strategically important road Gorlovka -Donetsk. Also, hostile attacks on Ukrainian positions were recorded in the neighboring towns - Novgorod and Novoselovka", he said.
At the same time near Avdeevka militants carried out a half-hour fire from 82-mm mortars. Near Krasnogorovka was fixed work of BMP-2 fighters toward the positions of forces ATO.
In Mariupol direction on evening gunmen opened fire on positions of the ATO forces near Lomakino and Shirokino.