This was announced at the daily briefing of the ATO representative Colonel Andrii Lysenko, Censor.NET reports.
"There has been a slight decrease in the activity of the shelling of the ATO units. Violating the Minsk agreement, the militants continue shelling and attacking the positions of the Ukrainian military. The most difficult situation is observed near the villages of Svitlodarsk and Shyrokyne, where the illegal armed groups have switched to tactics of local clashes with the ATO forces. In particular, the militants used a tank, mortar, and small arms fire against the positions of the ATO forces near Shyrokyne of the Donetsk region nine times and attempted an assault. Properly organized defense of the Ukrainian troops forced the Russian mercenaries to retreat suffering losses," he said.
"In the area of the Dutivska mine at the Donetsk direction, the enemy tried to assault our positions using its infantry units," Lysenko added.
"The illegal armed groups continue active aerial reconnaissance using unmanned aerial vehicles. 13 UAV flights were recorded, four of which violated the airspace of Ukraine from the Russian Federation," the ATO speaker said.