The majority of armed provocations in the Donbas are recorded only in a few places: Avdiivka's industrial zone and approaches to the village of Vodiane account for 60% of all attacks during the day.
In the Donetsk sector, the enemy used grenade launchers and heavy machine guns twice near Avdiivka's industrial zone as well as grenade launchers in the vicinity of Maiorsk and Luhanske. On a single occasion, given a threat to their lives, Ukrainian soldiers had to retaliate.
In the Mariupol sector, occupants repeatedly used heavy machine guns in the evening in the area of Vodiane and Lebedynske.
"Overall, over the past day, illegal armed groups opened fire 22 times on ATO forces. No casualties have been reported among our defenders. In most cases the attacks lasted not too long and sought to provoke our military," the message says.
On Aug. 26, Russian mercenaries opened fire 13 times on the positions of Ukrainian soldiers.