"The militants fired at the ATO troops' positions 17 times within the period from 8 p.m. March 18 to 7 a.m. March 19. The enemy was most active at the Donetsk direction. The gangs attacked our strong point near Dutovka mine at 8:15 p.m. using 122-millimeter artillery systems and mortars. The enemy conducted artillery and mortar strikes on Avdiivka at 8:35 p.m. The militants also used small arms to commit armed provocations near the villages of Pisky and Opytne," the statement reads.
It is also noted that the criminals assaulted the villages of Maiorsk and Leninske at the Artemivsk direction twice using small arms. There was no shelling of the Ukrainian troops' positions near Mariupol recorded at night.
"In general, the terrorists opened fire 13 times from 8 p.m. March 18 until midnight. Another four cases of cease-fire violation were committed from midnight to 6 a.m. March 19," the headquarters summed up.