Militants continue using weapons banned by the Minsk agreement in the ATO area and try to discredit the Armed Forces of Ukraine, firing on territories under their control, - reported the press center of the ATO HQ.
Thus, over the past day separatists 61 times shelled the positions of the Ukrainian troops along the demarcation line. ATO forces position near Avdiivka, Mariinka, Krasnogorovka and Taramchuk were under the most severe attacks. More than a hundred mines from mortars 20-mm and 82 mm caliber hit these areas.
The strongholds of Ukrainian defenders near Novotroitsk, Shirokine, mine Butovka, village Lugansk, Kymske, Granitne, Lugansk get under enemy fire from the guns of small calibers.
In order to hold their positions Ukrainian military 15 times opened fire in response from small arms and rocket-propelled grenades.