"About 40 attacks on our positions have been recorded totally as of 6 p.m. July 24. The Russian-terrorist forces were shelling the ATO forces' positions near the village of Pisky from tank for over an hour from 2.45 a.m. The shelling of our positions near Krasnohorivka from 120-mm mortars that started at 4.30 a.m. lasted more than half an hour. The ATO forces deployed near the village of Novhorodske started to be assaulted with 122-mm howitzers from the direction of occupied Horlivka at 2.05 p.m.
"The pro-Russian militants used harassing fire from small arms and mortars against the ATO forces near the towns and villages of Marinka, Pisky, Luhanske, Popasna, Lozove, Chermalyk, and Opytne as well as in the vicinity of the Donetsk airport. The Ukrainian soldiers have courageously and firmly been holding their defensive positions," the press-center stressed.