Anti-terror operation representative Colonel Andrii Lysenko said at today's briefing, Censor.NET reports.
According to Lysenko, the militants shelled Debaltseve from Grads and cannon artillery 14 times and committed more than 20 strikes over the ATO forces' base camp in this sector during the past day. Infrastructure facilities and houses were destroyed in the city as a result. The militants are trying to overrun positions on high grounds near Lohvynove village in the Artemivsk district of the Donetsk region to force the Ukrainian troops out from this strategic area.
In addition, the illegal armed groups have unsuccessfully tried to storm the Ukrainian Army positions near Novotroitske, Chornukhyne, and Kamianka villages. Ukrainians detachments have successfully repulsed all the enemy's attacks and maintained all the grounds. The enemy has suffered losses in manpower and equipment.
The militants' activity has also been recorded at Mariupol direction - they shelled Chermalyk village twice yesterday.
The militants' shelling of the city of Shchastia, the Luhansk region, has damaged gas pipeline supplying local hospital, having made gas delivery impossible.