The situation in the anti-terrorist area (ATO) in eastern Ukraine remains tense, the Russian-backed militants continue attacks on the positions of Ukraine’s Armed Forces, the ATO press center wrote on Facebook early Friday.
“The enemy shelled our positions in Zaitseve, Krasnohorivka, and Pisky. Moreover, militants used antiaircraft gun in Krasnohorivka,” reads the report.
The Russian-separatist forces also used large-caliber machine guns to shell the Ukrainian positions in Troitske, Verkhnyotoretsk, Mayorsk, Novhorodske, Luhansk, Opytne, and the Butovka mine. Besides, militants fired grenade launchers and small arms on the villages of Lebedynske and Granitne (Mariupol direction).
On the whole, the Russian-backed forces 53 times violated the ceasefire regime in Donbas overnight.