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As a result of military operations over the past day, five servicemen of the Ukrainian Armed Forces were injured, the ATO headquarters reports.

The situation in the zone of the Anti-Terrorist Operation remains difficult, with the signs of escalation at certain sectors of the contact line. Over the past day, pro-Russian armed militant groups 57 times opened fire on the ATO forces, with the increased use of heavy artillery, banned under the Minsk Agreements. Some residential blocks were shelled as well.

The militants attacked 29 times the Ukrainian troops in the Primorske direction. At 9pm militants used 120mm mortars, powerful artillery 152 mm systems, grenade launchers and small arms to shell Ukrainian positions near Krasnohorivka. Due to this shellfire, several enemy mines fell into a residential block near the city hospital. Fortunately, no one was hurt, but a few houses were damaged. The consequences of this shelling are now being clarified.

Also in the evening, the Ukrainian Armed Forces got under enemy tank shelling near Shyrokine and Marinka. In addition, armed provocations by illegal armed groups took place not far from Vodiane, Hnutove and Novotroitske.

In Donetsk direction, 26 violations of ceasefire agreements were recorded. The tensest situation was observed in Avdiivka, where illegal armed formations launched attacks, using Grad multiple rocket launchers. In addition, ATO troops came under mortar, grenade launcher and small arms fire outside Luhanske, Mayorske.The situation remains most tense in the suburbs of Avdiyivka. Last night, the area near Luhanske and the Svitlodarska bulge also saw escalation. The militants fired from 82-mm mortars and grenade launchers.

Illegal armed formations attacked only two times in the Luhansk direction over the past day. After the afternoon shelling of the vicinity of the Nizhnetenple village, Russian-backed militants used grenade launchers and heavy machine guns to shell Ukrainian troops in Krymske at 10pm.