The situation in the ATO area in eastern Ukraine escalated on Tuesday evening, the ATO press center reported.
"The situation in the ATO area escalated last night. From 18:00 until midnight yesterday, the militants violated the ceasefire 14 times," reads the statement.
In particular, the militants repeatedly used heavy machine guns and small arms to shell Ukrainian positions outside Novhorodske (34km north of Donetsk), Zaitseve (67km north-north-east of Donetsk), Luhanske (59km north-east of Donetsk) and Troitske (69km west of Luhansk).
According to the press center, the largest armed provocation, the terrorists tried to commit against the ATO forces yesterday, was the aimed attacks on the Ukrainian servicemen near Mayorske (45km north of Donetsk). The Kremlin’s mercenaries used 82mm mortars and grenade launchers of various systems.
The militants violated the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine a total of 23 times yesterday.