Over the previous 24 hours, militants shelled Ukrainian Armed Forces in Donbas 77 times, informed ATO press center on Facebook.
“Militants shelled Ukrainian positions from weapons prohibited by Minsk agreements, mortars, artillery, 82 mm and 152 mm mortars”, - it is said in the report of the press center.
Pro-Russian forces attacked Ukrainian positions in Donetsk direction in Zaitseve, Mayorsk and “Butivka” coalmine. Avdiivka still remains epicenter of military activity. “In Avdiivka militants attacked 16 times from barrel artillery, mortars, grenade launchers and small arms”, - the press center informed.
“Russia-backed forces used heavy weapons against civilians in industrial area of Avdiivka, in order to weaken Ukrainian positions and instill fear in local citizens, who accuse Ukrainian side of neglecting peace agreements”, - the report reads.
In Mariupol direction, militants used heavy weapons to shell ATO positions near Vodyane, Tapakovka, Novotroitske, Shyrokyne, Maryinka and Hnutove.