The report reads: "The militants assaulted our positions along almost the entire demarcation line more than 40 times.
"After the criminals had shelled Nyzhnie village from Grads at night, they kept committing fire strikes on other towns and villages of the Luhansk region. The militants shelled Zolote and Novotoshkivske several times using 82-mm and 120-mm mortars prohibited by the Minsk agreements. In addition, Krymske village was fired at from grenade launchers.
"The mercenaries of the Kremlin covered Pisky, Opytne and Vodiane villages near Donetsk by the dense fire from artillery, prohibited weapons and tank guns. The position of our defenders near Marinka was assaulted by an enemy sniper as well as grenade launchers and mortars.
"It was hot near Artemivsk today. The village of Luhanske came under the fire of powerful 152-mm caliber artillery systems and 120-mm mortars there while Lozove village was twice attacked from the same types of weapons. The artillery shells of 122-mm caliber launched from the temporarily occupied territories were damaging and destroying civilian houses on the outskirts of Novozvanivka village.
"The residents of Opytne village have been subjected to the terrorist attacks of the Russian armed gangs as well. Their homes were treacherously impacted by the militants' tank," the statement reads.