The statement reads: "The situation near Avdiivka remains the tensest. Mercenaries committed eight mortar strikes and one attack using 122-mm artillery on the defenders of Ukraine. Besides, our soldiers' strong points in Leninske and Opytne underwent shelling as well. Mercenaries fired at Luhanske with IFV guns, machine guns, and grenade launchers.
"The militants attacked the Ukrainian positions near Marinka, Vodiane and Hranitne at the Mariupol section of the front using grenade launchers, small arms and sniper weapons. The terrorists used the same types of weapon to commit assaults in the Luhansk region, namely against the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine deployed near Triohizbenka.
"A total of 25 attacks were conducted on the ATO forces' positions over the day.
"The ATO forces continue firmly holding their positions and control the situation in their area of responsibility. During this period, they repeatedly opened fire in response using IFV gun in one of the cases."