"The enemy committed strikes on the Ukrainian troops' positions from weapons, which had to be withdrawn from the demarcation line to the distance of at least 25 kilometers yet in early March, namely from 120 mm mortars," the statement reads.
It is noted that the enemy also committed 10 attacks on the ATO forces' positions in the village of Shyrokyne using small arms, grenade launchers, and mortars. Snipers also participated in these assaults. The positions near the village of Chermalyk were also attacked at random. The fire was conducted from small arms and grenade launchers. Anti-tank guided missiles were also used.
Shyrokyne village was shelled from 82 mm mortars at 8.20 - 8.30 a.m.
Shyrokyne village was fired at from small arms at 9.15 - 9.25 a.m.
Chermalyk village was attacked using small arms, grenade launchers, and anti-tank guided missiles at 12.47 - 12.59 p.m.
Shyrokyne village was fired at from small arms at 1.25 - 1.35 p.m.
Shyrokyne village was fired at from small arms at 2.00 - 3.35 p.m.
Shyrokyne village was fired at from heavy machine gun at 3.45 - 4.05 p.m.
Shyrokyne village was shelled from 120 mm mortars at 5.15 - 6.00 p.m.
Shyrokyne village was shelled from 120 mm mortars at 6.15 - 7.00 p.m.
Shyrokyne village was fired at from small arms at 9.25 - 9.33 p.m.
Shyrokyne village was fired at from small arms and grenade launchers at 9.55 - 10.05 p.m.
Positions in Shyrokyne village were attacked by sniper at 1.35 - 2.30 a.m.
At the same time, the headquarters said that one soldier of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was wounded tonight.
The reconnaissance flights of the Russian UAVs have not been recorded.
"Analyzing the behavior of occupants, one may assume that the attacks are mostly provocative - the enemy attempts to instigate the ATO forces to open fire in response from heavy weapons to accuse Ukrainian side in disruption of Minsk cease-fire deal. The aggressor is currently not committing offensive in the Sector 'M'. The ATO forces are in their positions and ready for any development. They have all the necessary means. The intelligence tracks the movement of the enemy forces in the Sector, informing the command of the sector regularly," the Headquarters of the territorial defense of Mariupol press-center added.