The statement reads: "The illegal armed groups have significantly reduced the provocative attacks on Ukrainian forces positions. However, the militants used weapons of caliber exceeding 100-mm several times at night time following their traditional scenario."
It is reported that the militants shelled the ATO forces' positions in Krasnohorivka with 120-mm mortars thrice between 6 p.m. and midnight and attacked the Ukrainian strong point in Opytne with tank, anti-aircraft gun and small arms at 9 p.m.
"Following their subtle tactics of escalation of the conflict in the Donbas, the militants shelled peaceful residential buildings in the village of Krasnohorivka with 120-mm mortars between 6:30 p.m. and 7:06 p.m. They also committed strike on peaceful neighborhoods of Avdiivka from 122-millimeter artillery at 10:20 p.m.," the headquarters reported.
According to the press center, the Ukrainian troops' stronghold in the town of Shchastia in the Luhansk region came under terrorists' mortar fire at 9:30 p.m. The militants fired at villages and towns of Luhanske, Troitske, Maiorsk, Sanzharivka located at the Artemivsk direction using small arms yesterday night.
At the same time, it is noted that there were no armed provocations committed near Mariupol yesterday between 6 p.m. and midnight.
"The illegal armed groups have violated the cease-fire 77 times totally Aug. 24. The militants used artillery thrice, mortars - 20 times, and grenade launchers - 32 times," the HQ added.