"The Russian-terrorist forces committed about 90 attacks on our troops yesterday, July 15. About 60 of them were conducted from 6 p.m. to midnight. In this case the gangs used Minsk-banned weapons 33 times," the report reads.
According to the headquarters, the Russian-terrorist forces have again intentionally committed demonstrative shelling of a peaceful village. The village of Kodema in the Artemivsk district of the Donetsk region was impacted by the militant's 152-millimeter artillery. There were civilian casualties as a result. In addition, the militants shelled the ATO forces' positions from 152-mm and 122-mm artillery seven times, from 120-mm mortars - 31 times, and employed tanks in nine cases.
"The ATO forces' positions near Avdiivka, Novhorodske, Verkhniotoretske, Opytne, Kirove, Pershe Travnia, Leninske, Mykolaivka-2, Maiorsk, and Starohnativka came under militant's dense fire," the press center reported.
It is noted that the militants conducts harassing fire at our troops' positions near Shchastia, the Luhansk region, and at the direction of the Donetsk airport using small arms as of 6 a.m. Thursday.
"The Ukrainian military are firmly holding their defensive positions," the HQ added.