The situation in the area of the antiterrorist operation in Donbas remains unstable as militants nine times breached the ceasefire agreement, including seven times in the Luhansk sector. Despite the intensive enemy fire in some sectors of the front line, the Ukrainian military three times returned fire to aggressors an adequate response. Ukrainian army sustained no casualties," reads the Thursday report of ATO headquarters on Facebook.
In the Luhansk sector, the militants seven times violated the regime of silence. In the daytime, they used 152-mm artillery to shell the defenders of Luhanske. With the onset of the dark, militants used grenade launchers.
The terrorists shelled the ATO positions in the areas of Novoluhanske and Lozove from 82-mm mortar, and fired small arms at Ukrainian troops in Krymske. Novoluhanske was under the fire of infantry fighting vehicles weapons and heavy machine guns.
In the Donetsk sector, militants made two violations of ceasefire opposite Pavlopil and Avdiyivka.
Last evening, a column of military equipment entered the center of Luhansk occupied by pro-Russian militants amid the escalation of the conflict between militant chieftains.