Since the beginning of November 4, Russian mercenaries opened fire on positions of Ukrainian defenders three times. Press office of the Joint Forces Operation HQ reported that on Thursday evening.
Not far from Mariinka, the enemy used 82 mm mortars to shell Ukrainian positions; in the area of Popasna, the militants fired automatic grenade launcehrs, heavy machine guns and small arms.
Ukrainian forces took no casualties during the day.
Earlier, we reported that Oleksiy Reznikov, the newly appointed Ukraine's Defense Minister surmises that the military draft in Ukraine could be canceled. But at fiest, the official would like to discuss this matter with the experts. Head of the defense authority told that to the reporters on the sidelines of the Parliament.
"In my previous consultations, I actually focus on the appropriate nature of canceling the military draft. My dream is to switch to the professional army - for real", Reznikov said.
The Minister said he hopes that the implementation of the law on the basis of national resistance and creation of the territorial defense forces "could possibly replace" the military draft.