The Russian occupation forces opened fire on Ukrainian positions in eastern Ukraine 26 times in the past 24 hours; shelling was reported in Donetsk region only, according to the press center of the Ukrainian Anti-Terrorist Operation headquarters.View map in full size
In the last day, there were 12 instances of the violation of the ceasefire in the Donetsk sector alone, the ATO HQ wrote on Facebook.
The enemy used 120mm mortars, grenade launchers, machine-guns, and small arms to attack areas near the town of Avdiyivka.
The villages of Verkhniotoretsky, Nyzhne Lozove and Novhorodske came under fire from grenade launchers and small arms. What was more, the enemy used an 82mm mortar and an anti-aircraft gun to shell Nyzhne Lozove.
The Mariupol sector, which is also in Donetsk region, saw 14 barrages. The enemy opened fire from grenade launchers, machine-guns, small arms near the villages of Talakivka, Pavlopil, the town of Maryinka and the village of Shyrokyne. An infantry fighting vehicle was also used to shell Ukrainian troops near Talakivka.
There was a lull in Luhansk sector.
Six overflights of enemy drones were spotted in the ATO zone on Saturday, September 17.