Nothing changed in Mariupol direction so far, the Ukrainian Armed Forces hold positions committing no redeployment or withdrawal.
"The Ukrainian units keep maintaining the strategic initiative. All militants' attempts to escalate the situation remain unanswered. 15 attacks on Ukrainian troops' positions were recorded in Mariupol direction today," Kindsfater noted.
According to the press officer, the militants actively employed artillery, mortars, tanks and infantry fighting vehicles near Marinka, Krasnohorivka, Vodiane and Shyrokyne. The greatest number of armed provocations was recorded near Shyrokyne.
"Our soldiers hold positions and give a fitting rebuff to the enemy," Oleksandr Kindsfater said.
He also noted that the militants' reports on 120 mm and 152 mm mortars being employed by the Ukrainian Armed Forces against the terrorists were false.
As reported by the Defense Intelligence Agency, the militants stormed and captured the Ukrainian Armed Forces' positions near the village of Vodiane in the Donetsk region.