Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 33 times in the past 24 hours, including 10 times in the Mariupol sector, 11 times in the Donetsk sector and 12 times in the Luhansk sector, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.
In the Luhansk sector, the enemy resorted to armed provocations using grenade launchers, machine guns and small arms near the villages of Novo-Oleksandrivka and Novozvanivka, and the town of Popasna. The militants also opened fire from 82mm mortars and an anti-aircraft gun on Novo-Oleksandrivka.
In the Mariupol sector, the occupiers violated the ”ceasefire” near the town of Maryinka, and the villages of Talakivka, Starohnativka, Shyrokyne and Pavlopil, using grenade launchers, machine guns and small arms. Additionally, the militants fired from infantry fighting vehicles on the Ukrainian defenders of Pavlopil.
In the Donetsk sector, the Russian-backed mercenaries fired grenade launchers, machine guns and small arms near the town of Avdiyivka and the village of Novhorodske. They also opened fire from 82mm mortars on Avdiyivka. Furthermore, a sniper was active in the village of Verkhniotoretske.
The Ukrainian army spotted one militant UAV near the village of Stanytsia Luhanska of Luhansk region in the last day.