Over the past day, illegal armed groups in Donbas violated the ceasefire 22 times. At the same time, three soldiers of the Armed Forces were injured, the press center of the antiterrorist operation headquarters said on the Facebook page.
In the area of the anti-terrorist operation, the militants did not reduce armed provocations. So, after 18.00 on Thursday they continued to use weapons, the caliber of which exceeds 100 millimeters and to conduct active combat operations in the area of the Avdiivska industrial zone.
Here, in the evening and almost until midnight, the militants from Yasynovata, Yakovlivka, Spartak fired at the strong points of the Ukrainian Armed Forces with grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms. On such "congratulations" to the Independence Day, Ukrainian soldiers responded with dense fire. Also members of the armed groups of militants fired at least 27 mines of 82-mm caliber near Troitske.
On the Lugansk direction, militants were firing from a 120-mm mortar along the fortifications of Ukrainian millitary near Katerynivka. And 82-mm mortars of the enemy worked on the approaches to Novoaleksandrivka and Novotoshkivske. In the area of Stanitsa Luganska, shelling with the use of large-caliber machine guns was registered.
In the direction of Mariupol at the end of the day situation was relatively quiet. Only about 20.00 near the village of Taramchuk, the militants opened fire with a grenade launcher and small arms.