“Yesterday, Ukraine did not sustain military casualties as a result of hostilities,” informed Col. Andriy Lysenko, Ukrainian Ministry of Defense of spokesperson on ATO, during a press briefing at Ukraine Crisis Media Center.
In Luhansk sector, militants carried out eight armed provocations. Most of them took place between 21:00 and midnight. “Russia-backed troops attacked Ukrainian positions near Stanytsia Luhanska and its outskirts – Zhovte, Krymske, Novotoshkivske and Novozvanivka – with grenade launchers,” noted Colonel Lysenko.
In Donetsk sector, at 18:00, militants mortar shelled Verkhniotoretske firing more than 25 rounds in one hour. Two brief mortar attacks took place in Avdiivka. Militants attacked Shakhta Butovka position with grenade launchers, used IFV mounted weapons at Luhanske. In total, six attacks took place in Donetsk region, three of them involved mortars.
In Mariupol sector, Russian proxies opened fire at Ukrainian military positions four times yesterday. “At around 13:30 the enemy engaged Shyrokyne using small arms. In the evening, militants mortar shelled Krasnohorivka twice, firing 25 rounds. Ukrainian troops returned fire,” reported the spokesman. Militants also used grenade launchers in another provocation in Talakivka.