Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 21 times in the past 24 hours, including six times in the Mariupol sector, 13 times in the Donetsk sector and twice in the Luhansk sector, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation headquarters.View map in full size
In the Donetsk sector, the militants carried out provocative attacks near the village of Luhanske and the town of Avdiyivka, using machine guns, small arms and grenades.
”In the Mariupol sector, the situation was tense in the area of Shyrokyne – Talakivka, where the enemy fired 120mm and 82mm mortars. A sniper was also active near Shyrokyne. Additionally, the militants used small arms there,” according to the report.
In the Luhansk sector, Russia`s hybrid military force fired rocket-propelled grenades, machine guns and small arms at the villages of Stanytsia Luhanska and Novozvanivka. In addition, a sniper opened fire on Ukrainian positions near Stanytsia Luhanska.
”Despite militant provocative actions, the Armed Forces of Ukraine unswervingly adhere to the Minsk agreements,” the press center reported.
Moreover, a cache of ammunition was found in the village of Bezhynove of Luhansk region, close to the demarcation line. There were dozens of boxes of ammunition of different calibers, including armor-piercing and sniper munitions, flares, TNT blocks, anti-tank mines, and grenades, which again indicates the presence of the Russian aggressor on the territory of Ukraine.
Also, the Ukrainian army spotted five UAVs in the Donetsk and Mariupol sectors.