According to the information released today by the press center of the Anti Terrorist Operation headquarters, the situation in eastern Ukraine remains tense, Joinfo.ua reports.
Illegal armed groups attacked strongholds of the ATO forces using the banned weapons. Number of attacks on Ukrainian units decreased from 30 to 19, compared to the same period of the previous day. Pro-Russian mercenaries made five fire strikes with 82mm mortars, 3 of which were made on stronghold of Ukrainian troops near Avdiyivka, one near Schastia and one near Zaitseve.
During the shelling on Ukrainian positions near Trohizbenka, Shyrokyne and Berezove, insurgents used automatic grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms.
Ukrainian servicemen 9 times had to open fire in response for the purpose of defense.