In Donbas, the Russia-backed militants increasingly often use heavy weapons banned under the Minsk agreements, and the ceasefire is breached along the contact line. "The militants continue shelling the ATO positions, launching 24 attacks on the Ukrainian defenders in last day," the ATO headquarters press center reported on Wednesday..
The militants shelled Ukrainian positions near Slavne for more than an hour using 152mm artillery systems: "In the same direction, the enemy fired at Ukrainian positions outside Novotroitske using 120mm mortars, outside Hranitne using heavy machine guns, and outside Pavlopol using grenade launchers.
"The attacks on Ukrainian positions near Avdiyivka are ongoing. The militants used 82mm and 120mm mortars, grenade launchers and small arms to fire at ATO troops there," the report reads.