"In the course of armed provocations, the criminals used 120-mm mortars seven times and 122-mm artillery two times, which is a flagrant violation of the Minsk agreements. Thus, heavy artillery fire was opened against the anti-terrorist operation forces in the area of Avdiivka, Opytne, Pisky, Triokhizbenka, and Shyrokyne. The enemy also conducted eight shelling with the use of 82-mm mortars," the statement notes.
It is also noted that in the Donetsk region, gangs conducted shelling of Ukrainian positions near Avdiivka using 120-mm mortars, 122-mm artillery, and a tank.
"An armed clash took place near the village of Pisky from 10:14 to 22:40 p.m. The personnel of the strong point opened dense fire from small arms and repelled the attackers," the headquarters noted.
It is also reported that in the Luhansk region, the most intensive fire at the ATO forces was opened by illegal armed groups in the area of Triokhizbenka from 120-mm mortars, automatic grenade launchers, and machine guns.
The headquarters informed that during the period, eight enemy drone flights were recorded by Ukrainian units in the sky over the Donetsk region.