Starting from 18 pm, the militants 33 times opened provocative fire towards Ukrainian positions. In Donetsk direction they 4 times opened fire on Mar’yinka, 11 times on Pisky, 7 times on Opytne, 3 times – on Avdiyivka, 3 times – on Krasnohorivka. During these attacks, the militants used grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms. With small arms they fired toward Nevelske village and Kam’yanka and heater; with arms of the infantry combat vehicle and anti-aircraft installations they shelled Verhnyetoretske village.
In Artemovsk direction, contrary to the Minsk agreements, Russian-backed mercenaries opened fire with two 120 mm mortars on Popasnaya and Boguslawske.
In addition, the militants 4 times fired at Ukrainian military from grenade launchers near Novgorodske and Mar’inka; and on Mariupol direction they shelled on Shyrokyne with rocket launchers, small arms, and even 82 mm mortars.
At night after 01:05 it was quiet in the ATO area.
It is important to say, that while Ukrainian military continue to strictly adhere the Minsk agreements, terrorists unilaterally violate them every day. Near the Kalinin mine facility, in Donetsk, our intelligence discovered a column of 20 tanks, and 4 more tanks the militants unsuccessfully tried to cover up on their positions near Mar’inka.
Besides, the air reconnaissance of Dnepr-1 regiment reported, that there was a serious fight with use of artillery and tanks in the area of Donetsk airport.
It should be recalled that during the weekend on November 7-8, it was detected the further escalation of the conflict in the ATO area. The militants used small arms, including heavy machine gun, automatic and mounted grenade launchers, 82 mm mortars, anti-aircraft gun ZU-23-2. It was also recorded the use of 30 mm automatic cannon of infantry combat vehicle.