As of 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, positions of Ukrainian forces in the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) zone in eastern Ukraine were shelled 20 times, the ATO press center said.
"Today Russian occupation troops continue armed provocations against ATO forces. In total, since this day began, the adversary opened fire 22 times on units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces," the press service said in its daily summary report published on Facebook.
Pieces of 152mm artillery, which is prohibited under the Minsk Agreements, were used in shelling of fortifications of the Ukrainian military in Mykolaivka 2 near Donetsk, while Zaitseve, Semyhirya, Novoselivka 2 and Avdiyivka were shelled from 120mm mortars. Positions near Novhorodske were shelled from 82mm mortars and positions near Troitske from large-caliber machineguns, it said.
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"In the Mariupol sector, it has been unquiet near Krasnohorivka: 122mm artillery, 120mm and 82mm mortars shelled the positions of Ukrainian forces and later armored vehicles engaged," the press service said. The adversary shelled Shyrokyne, using grenade launchers, while snipers were activated near Maryinka, according to the report.
Fire was also conducted near Stanytsia Luhanska and Krymske in the Luhansk sector.