The statement reads: "The Russian-terrorist forces continue massive shelling of the positions of the Ukrainian military, with our artillery conducting counter-battery fire. In the area of Sanzharivka the militants resorted to assault actions, supported by artillery and tanks. As a result of fighting the enemy was pushed back, our troops remain in their positions. The enemy artillery also attacked Luhanske, Mius, Nikishyne, and Troitske.
Mortars and artillery shelling of Avdiivka, Pisky and Hraninte near the Donetsk airport continue. The militants focused their fore on the positions of the Armed Forces near Mariinka. Our military retain their positions, at the same time conducting artillery strikes on the enemy weapons."
"In Luhansk the artillery and multiple rocket launchers of the enemy continuedshelling Ukrainian strongholds near Stanytsia Luhanska, Shchastia, Krymske, Novotoshkivka. The Armed Forces reveal the positions of the enemy's fire weapons and neutralize them.
At Mariupol direction there has been a relative lull. During the day, the militants opened mortar fire on our positions near Chermalyk three times and once in the direction of Mikolaivka. Every time our artillery opened return fired," the press center noted.