One of the Ukrainian defenders deceased in combat in eastern Ukraine; two more were wounded, the HQ of Joint Forces Operation reported.
'Over the day, Russian occupant forces violated the ceasefire mode 11 times. Four cases of use of Minsk-banned weapons were documented', the message says.
The report added that the illegal armed units of Russian militants attacked Novozvanivka, Luhanske, Avdiivka, Berezove, Novomykhailivka, Starohnativka, Vodyane and Shyrokyne.
The enemy mostly used small arms, heavy machine guns, grenade launchers, IFVs and grenade launchers. 82 mm mines hit Ukrainian positions near Vodyane, Shyrokyne and Luhanske. In the latter case, the mercenaries opened fire from 120 mm mortars, too.