"The Ukrainian troops stifled Russian-terrorist forces' offensive near the 29th and 31st checkpoints," the statement reads.
According to the ATO headquarters, the terrorists began shelling the Ukrainian troops from the tank gun near the village of Donetskyi starting from 6:00 p.m.
"The terrorists shelled Krymske village for four times, Nyzhnioteple, Tonenke, and Pisky villages twice each, and committed shelling of Nyzhnie and Triokhizbenka villages using MLRS BM-21 Grad at the Luhansk, Donetsk and Debaltseve directions starting from 6:04 p.m. yesterday. The illegal armed groups conducted mortar and artillery strikes over the villages of Triokhizbenka, Novotoshkivske, Vilkhove, Toshkivka, Krasnohorivka, and Tonenke," the press center reported.
It is also noted that the Armed Forces of Ukraine continue active operations in the Donetsk airport. An engagement took place not far from Marinka village at 00:10 a.m.