Militants continue to violate the ceasefire terms and use weapons banned by the Minsk agreement against positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the press center of the headquarters of Kyiv's army operation in Donbas has said.
"All in all, the enemy has carried out 53 strikes against positions of Ukraine's Armed Forces in the past 24 hours. Most of them – 48 – have been recorded near Donetsk," the headquarters said in a report as of 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, published on the press center's Facebook account.
Ukrainian military positions in Yakovlivka, Staromykhailivka, Lozove and the Donetsk airport area came under mortar fire, it said.
"Both 82mm and 120mm mortars were used. The enemy fired more than 100 mines," the press center said.
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Militants fired mortars, grenade launchers and BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicle weapons at Ukrainian army positions in the vicinity of Lozove.
Ukrainian military positions in Avdiyivka, Zaitzeve, Mayorsk, Pisky and Opytne came under the heaviest fire.
Militants also shelled Ukrainian positions in the vicinity of Shyrokyne, Novovyboyivka and Dokuchayevsk, near the city of Mariupol. In particular, militants used 120mm mortars there.
The Ukrainian military also detected a militants' drone near Bohdanivka on Wednesday.