According to the information of the ATO headquarters spokesman Major Sergiy Zhmurko, the Russia-backed illegal armed groups of militants stepped up attacks on positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in Donbas, Joinfo.ua reports.
Insurgents 44 times conducted shelling on the fortifications of Ukraine’s Armed Forces.
The most intense shelling was in the Donetsk sector, where militants fired the 82 mm mortar near the village of Krasnohorivka. Also, a sniper fired there.
Near the Donetsk airport separatists fired on the Ukrainian positions with small arms, heavy machine guns and grenade launchers of various systems. During an hour the Russian-terrorist troops fired automatic grenade launchers from the direction of the Butivka coalmine.
Militants were firing on the Ukrainian fortifications near Avdiyivka, Opytne, Pisky, Luhanske, Novhorodske, Zaitseve, Troitske.
Illegal armed groups also fired with small arms and grenade launchers of various systems on the strongholds of the ATO forces in the area of the villages of Mar’inka, Vodiane and Zaitseve.