"The militants are systematically trying to invite the Ukrainian troops' retaliation fire and thus cause an escalation of the conflict. In this case, the enemy employs small arms, in particular, high-caliber machine guns and grenade launchers of various systems. The enemy attacked our positions in Krasnohorivka with an IFV weapon. The assaults of enemy snipers were recorded in Avdiivka," he said
Besides, according to Lysenko, the invaders shelled residential neighborhoods for the first time in several months yesterday morning: "Two 82-mm mortar mines impacted Krasnohorivka."
In addition, the ATO speaker said that the soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine tried to stop a car that attempted to break through the Ukrainian checkpoint near Popasna in the Luhansk region at high speed early in the morning yesterday. According to the instructions, the soldiers employed their weapons, having shot the driver dead.
"The killed person appeared to be the resident of the occupied territories and was dressed in military uniform with insignia of "LPR" gang," Lysenko said.