The situation in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) area retains signs of deescalation and remains under control, Censor.NET reports citing the ATO press center. In general, the number of attacks and provocations by the militants has not changed.
30 cease-fire violations by paramilitary groups were recorded along the entire contact line yesterday: 14 in the Mariupol sector, 10 in the Donetsk sector, and six in the Luhansk sector. In the Luhansk sector, Novozvanivka and Popasna came under grenade launcher and machine gun fire. In addition, the militants mortared ATO forces' positions at Novozvanivka with 120 mm shells.
In the Mariupol sector, the militants fired at Hranite, Shyrokyne, and Talakivka from machine guns and small arms. Vodiane and Pavlopil came under grenade launcher fire, while Shyrokyne was mortared with 82 mm shells around 11 p.m.
In the Donetsk sector, the militants opened provocative fire at the positions of the Ukrainian Army at Avdiivka, Verkhniotoretske, and Novhorodske from grenade launchers, machine guns, and small arms. Avdiivka was mortared with 82 mm shells.
"Despite all the provocations, the Ukrainian military unswervingly adhere to the Minsk agreements," the report reads.
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