During the last day Russia-backed fighters significantly increased intensity of shelling of Ukrainian forces positions.
Unian reports this with reference to press secretary of Presidential Administration on ATO issues Andriy Lysenko.
According to him, situation in zone of anti-terrorist operation gets worse, the enemy has significantly increased intensity of shelling in a number of sectors.
During the last day the enemy became more active in Luhansk sector in the second part of the day.
Russian-backed fighters used mortars, multiple rocket launcher systems ‘Grad-p’, grenade launchers and small arms.
According to Andriy Lysenko, situation in Donetsk sector remains to be the most difficult one, more than 80% ceasefire regime violations are registered in this area.
Battles in the area of Donetsk airport take place every day.
The previous day was also marked by active usage of tanks and work of snipers near settlement of Kranogorivka.
In Mariupol sector 3 short-term provocations were registered. Fighters used small arms in Mykolaivka, Talakivka and Shyrokine.
Yesterday at about midday 5 Ukrainian servicemen blew up on an unrecognized explosive device in Luhansk oblast. All 5 men died on the spot.
In total, during the previous day ceasefire regime was violated about 100 times. 8 Ukrainian servicemen were killed, 16 got wounded.