According to the headquarters, the illegal armed groups have several times invited ATO forces' retaliation committing attacks on positions of the Ukrainian servicemen between 6 p.m. and midnight: "The militants fired at our strong point in the village of Luhanske at the Artemivsk direction with small arms at about 6:30 p.m. The mercenaries employed grenade launchers against the Ukrainian troops' positions near the village of Shchastia in the Luhansk region at 8:25 p.m."
It is noted that the criminals attacked our detachments deployed south of Avdiivka from the direction of Spartak using IFV weapons, grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms between 9:05 and 11:10 p.m.
"The pro-Russian gangs violated the cease-fire four times totally Sept. 8. There were no enemy assaults recorded between midnight and 6 a.m. today, Sept. 9," the ATO press-center reported.