Russia-backed militants fired on Ukrainian troops in ATO area 31 times. In Donetsk sector, the militants used mortars in Luhanske, Novoselivka Druha, Avdiivka and Opytne. Hostile sniper fire took place as well, said Col. Lysenko, presidential adminiatration spokesperson on ATO-related issues at the press briefing.
According to Ukraine’s military intelligence, militants are still storing mortars, tanks, anti-aircraft guns and Grad multiple rocket launcher systems. “The weapons are located in Horlivka, Makiivka, Donetsk and Yakovlivka near Yasynuvata road junction and Avdiivka industrial area,” informed Col. Lysenko.
Fourteen ceasefire violations occurred in Mariupol sector – five of them were mortar attacks. Militants have also targeted Ukrainian positions along the entire frontline from Krasnohorivka to Shyrokyne. Meanwhile, the number of provocations by Dokuchaevske decreased.
In Luhansk sector, militants violated ceasefire twice in Stanytsia Luhanska.
Ukrainian troops detected two flights of militant drones near Novoaidar and Bakhmut, Donetsk region.
One Ukrainian serviceman was killed in action by hostile sniper fire near Zaitseve, Donetsk region. Three were wounded in action.
According to Col. Lysenko, militants lost one killed and eight wounded in action yesterday.