"However, enemy's activity is estimated as high. Pro-Russian mercenaries continue to employ large-caliber weapons against our positions.
"Avdiivka, Krasnohorivka, Nevelske, Slavne, Taramchuk, Novhorodske came under 120- and 82-mm mortar attacks, while 122-mm artillery hit ATO forces' strong points near Novotroitske and Berezove.
"In addition, illegal armed groups fired various types of grenade launchers, machine guns, and small arms along the entire demarcation line.
"In Stanytsia Luhanska, except for our troops, Russian mercenaries have repeatedly shelled the infrastructure of the checkpoint in the territory of the village. In order to save the life and health of personnel and civilians, ATO forces were thrice forced to return fire with small arms.
"With each day of the armed confrontation with Russian mercenaries, the number of Ukrainian troops' supporters from among the local population of the Donbas grows. After all, ordinary people see how militants destroy their infrastructure and homes," the evening report notes.