According to the headquarters, the illegal armed groups attacked the Ukrainian troops' positions along the demarcation line 29 times from 6 p.m. to midnight. The criminals shelled Chermalyk and Shchastia villages twice.
The enemy again shelled the Ukrainian positions near Avdiivka from Grads at 6 p.m.
"The illegal armed groups shelled our positions near Chermalyk from man-portable antitank guns and 82-mm mortars. Several shells hit the residential neighborhood. A local resident was killed as a result," the statement reads.
The enemy attacks were the heaviest in the Luhansk region: 120-mm mortars, automatic grenade launchers and snipers were engaged in assaults on the Luhansk thermal power plant situated in the city of Shchastia; the villages of Shchastia and Krymske came under fire from mortars, automatic grenade launchers and small arms.
"The criminals shelled the Ukrainian troops' positions near the villages of Avdiivka, Opytne, Leninske, Pisky, Artemove, and Chermalyk in the Donetsk region using 120-mm mortars. The enemy committed several strikes on our strong point near Artemove village from tank guns," the headquarters reported.
"The clash took place in the vicinity of Sokilnyky - both sides used small arms and automatic grenade launchers. The attackers were stopped and forced back from our positions," the statement reads.
In addition, the Armed Forces of Ukraine detachments recorded 15 flights of the enemy UAVs in the skies of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions during the reported period.