"The militants shelled checkpoints around Sloviansk with small arms, automatic grenade launchers AGS-17, and mortars during the day, ignoring the peace plan to resolve the situation in the east of Ukraine. There are no casualties among our troops," he wrote.
"The militants attack on the fortified positions of the ATO forces in eastern Ukraine, which guard and defend the state border in a particular area in order to prevent a militants' breakthrough in Ukraine, ended with losses. As a result of a mortar and antitank guided missiles attack, an APC was damaged, two Ukrainian soldiers received fatal injuries and three others were wounded. The injured soldiers are now in a medical facility receiving appropriate assistance," the ATO Headquarters says.