Since the beginning of August 12, Russian mercenaries opened fire in Donbas twice; they did not use weapons of banned calibers, Ukraine's Defense Ministry claimed.
The skirmishes took place next to Pivdenne and Mayorske. The enemy used small arms.
Ukrainian forces did not return fire; no casualties among them were observed.
The Central Election Committee does not rule out that local elections in Ukraine-controlled areas of Donbas could actually take place. This is mentioned in the message by the Committee's press service.
For this to happen, civil and military administrations in Donetsk and Luhansk regions should provide new conclusions on this matter; these bodies have the authority to make conclusions, based on which the Committee approves the elections in these specific areas.
Based on the previous conclusions, the Central Election Committee passed the decree, according to which the local elections in ten specific territorial communities were impossible.