"We are closing the encirclement around Horlivka and Donetsk. The terrorists carry out desperate resistance," he wrote.
In addition, the military have expanded their zone of control around the Donetsk and Luhansk airports. The militants are trying to counterattack firing at security forces positions at these sites using mortars and Grads.
The ATO forces positions near the Predtechene village and on the eastern outskirts of Artemivsk in the Donetsk region were shelled last night. The terrorists used mortars and small arms during these assaults.