"Russian proxies attacked Ukrainian soldiers' positions, using various weapons of large and small caliber.
"In particular, our strong points in Avdiivka, Berezove, and Taramchuk came under mortar fire.
"Ukrainian troops had difficulties defending these areas as terrorists employed grenade launchers, heavy machine guns, and anti-tank missile systems.
"In addition, Russian mercenaries repeatedly delivered concentrated fire against our strongholds in Stanytsia Luhanska, Krymske, Maiorsk, Verkhniotoretske, Shyrokyne, Luhanske, and Butivka mine.
"To counter enemy attacks, our soldiers twice opened fire in response at the Donetsk and once at the Luhansk directions, using small arms and grenade launchers," the evening report notes.