"The militants keep attempting to storm the Donetsk airport, continue shelling the positions of our troops on its territory. The terrorists also have carried out attacks on checkpoints of the Ukrainian army guarding the thermal power plant in the city of Shchastia, which provides electricity for Luhansk," the statement says.
According to the ATO headquarters, the illegal armed groups set land mines on roads used by military convoys and civilian cars: "The militants attacked a patrol of one of the Ukrainian army detachments in the area of Kasianivka village near Mariupol."
Moreover, there is tense situation near Debaltseve: "It is the area that suffered from the largest number of attacks on our positions."
"One Ukrainian soldier was killed and seven others received injuries of varying severity as a result of the clash between Ukrainian troops and a terrorists' subversive and reconnaissance group in Starohnativka. Unknown persons opened fire at the squad that was on duty and aimed to examine the attackers' vehicle at a checkpoint in Mariinka. One intruder was killed, the other was wounded by reprisal fire," the ATO press center states.
At the same time, the Ukrainian troops registered clashes between different militants' groups: "Thus, Horlivka has suffered from a fire strike inflicted from the area of Kondrativka, while Donetsk was shelled with mortars from the direction of Zhdanivka village."