Militants shelled Ukrainian positions 18 times in Donbass over the past 24 hours. One Ukrainian soldier was killed, another two were injured in Anti-Terrorist Operation area. This was reported by the ATO HQ in Facebook.
Over the past 24 hours, the situation in the area of ATO has remained tense, but controlled by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
"Fire exchange continued throughout the night in the area of Avdiivka and near Butivka coal mine in the Donetsk direction, where Russian-occupation forces used 82-mm mortars, grenade launchers, machine guns, and small arms. Ukrainian troops responded to the enemy asymmetrically", - the headquarters wrote.
In the Luhansk direction, militants used banned 82mm mortars near the villages of Krymske and Triokhizbenka. At about 22:00, the enemy launched six 120mm shells on the positions of the ATO forces in the area of Novotoshkivske.
In the Prymorske direction, terrorists hit Ukrainian fortified positions near Novomykhailivka, Chermalyk and Vodiane from mortars and grenade launchers. In addition, in the evening, as a result of a grenade shelling of a Ukrainian strongpoint in the Talakivka area, two military were wounded.
“In the evening and at night, ATO forces responded with heavy fire to most of the enemy attacks. Often our reaction was quite aggressive and had fatal consequences for the enemy”, - the headquarters reported.