According to the HQ, at around 7 p.m., an illegal armed unit of up to 30 people under cover of 82-mm mortar fire was trying to breach the Ukrainian defense line near Maiorsk: "After a two-hour battle, the attackers suffered losses and retreated."
In addition, it is reported that a small group of militants made a similar attempt on the outskirts of Marinka, but also to no avail and with losses.
"During the night, our positions near Donetsk and Horlivka were covered with fire. The criminals delivered aimed and unaimed fire on our fighters near Luhanske, Troitske, Maiorsk, Zaitseve, Novhorodske, Marinka, and Opytne, using small arms, various RPGs, and heavy machine guns. Enemy snipers were also active. In the vicinity of Novhorodske, ATO forces got under sighted IFV and anti-aircraft gun fire. Terrorists used 82-mm mortars to hit our positions near Marinka," the statement reads.
As noted, from midnight to 6 a.m., more than five armed provocations by Russian-terrorist gangs were registered.