Representative of the anti-terrorist operation staff Colonel Andrii Lysenko announced today at a daily briefing, Censor.NET reports.
"The enemy is carrying out active redeployment of its forces at Volnovakha direction in particular as well as trying to disguise weapons and military equipment in the hangars and depots. Militant groups' buildup is recorded in all major areas of confrontation. Strengthening of the enemy positions is underway on the territories under their control near the city of Donetsk," he said.
The militants opened fire on Ukrainian positions 35 times yesterday. The hottest spots were the villages of Shchastia and Luhanske at the Artemivsk direction, the Donetsk airport vicinity, and the village of Shyrokyne near Mariupol.
At the same time it was relatively calm in the ATO area after midnight. Peaceful villages and towns at the Donetsk direction also came under enemy fire five times. In particular, a female State Emergency Service employee was killed in Avdiivka as a result of a mortar attack.
One Ukrainian soldier was killed and one more was wounded over the past 24 hours.