Mariupol sector was the tensest yesterday. A third of militants’ ceasefire violations took place in the nighttime. Russian proxies conducted two mortar attacks at Shyrokyne and one at Vodiane between midnight and 02:00, firing almost 25 mortar rounds. “Militants’ provocations resumed at 09:00 and continued until the end of the day with recesses. Russian proxies repeatedly opened small arms fire in Pavlopil-Shyrokyne frontline. The enemy conducted medium intensity mortar attacks at Maryinka and Novomykhailivka,” reported Ukrainian Ministry of Defense spokesman on ATO Colonel Andriy Lysenko at a press briefing at Ukraine Crisis Media Center.
In Donetsk sector, all ceasefire violations took place in Avdiivka area. Militants were shooting from machine guns and grenade launchers between 03:00 and 04:00. Around 21:00 Russian proxies conducted two brief mortar attacks at Avdiivka and attacked the town and Shakhta Butovka positions with light weapons. According to Col. Lysenko, Ukrainian troops had to return fire.
Hostilities in Luhansk sector yesterday started around evening. Militants conducted three armed provocations near Krymske between 17:00 and 20:00, using mortars once. All other ceasefire violations were limited to small arms fire. Russian proxies conducted three more attacks between 21:00 and midnight – in Stanytsia Luhanska, Novotoshkivske and Novooleksandrivka. “The enemy used grenade launchers in all three incidents,” elaborated Col. Lysenko.
No Ukrainian serviceman was killed in action yesterday, but two were wounded near Maryinka.