"Over the past day illegal armed groups of the pro-Russian militants fired at our positions and the civilian population 64 times. The most popular among the Kremlin mercenaries remain 120-mm mortars prohibited by the Minsk agreements. Using them the militants struck again along the sides of the demarcation line at least 25 times. In addition numerous cases of enemy using 122-mm and 152-mm artillery systems were recorded," the statement notes.
According to the HQ, the most difficult situation is in the area of Donetsk, in particular, on the outskirts of Marinka, Pisky and Opytne.
In Luhansk Luhansk shelling of Stanytsia Luhanska, Sokolnyky, and Shchastia continued.
Near Artemivsk the enemy fire hit Leninske, Lozove, Kirove and other villages.
It is also noted that after midnight the activity slightly decreased: "At night the militants once again fired at Marinka using tanks. Small arms and rocket-propelled grenades were used against Opytne, Krasnohorivka and Shyrokyne."
During the night reconnaissance of the ATO forces' positions was conducted by several enemy drones.