"Over the day, militants 50 times opened fire on ATO forces' positions. Starting at night, the enemy nine times hit Avdiivka with small arms and grenade launchers. From 6 a.m., terrorists three times fired 82-mm mortars on Zaitseve and once - on positions in Avdiivka and Butivka mine. Later on, our soldiers in Opytne came under 120-mm mortar fire.
"Using small arms and grenade launchers, terrorists struck our positions in the area of Marinka and Luhanske, while anti-aircraft gun (Zu-23-2) was employed against Novotroitske.
"Except for aimed attacks, militants keep delivering harassing fire. Every time when the enemy approached our strongholds at a dangerous distance, ATO forces opened fire in response. There were seven such case and almost all of them occurred in the Avdiivka industrial area.
"The situation remains tense and has a tendency for further aggravation. However, our troops are ready for any scenario," the evening report notes.