Spokesperson for National Security and Defense Council colonel Andriy Lysenko reported this during press briefing in Kyiv.
According to him, the situation in the area of Bakhmutka route remains the most difficult. During the last day residential areas and ATO checkpoints near the settlement of Krymske and Kryakivka [Novoaidar region, Luhansk oblast] were aims of terrorist shelling. The enemy used anti-tank guided missiles, mortars and a tank. In addition terrorists shelled Shchastya with automatic grenade launcher and Chornukhine in Popasna region was shelled with small arms.
Positions of Ukrainian Armed Forces in Donetsk airport were shelled 4 times. Terrorists used anti-aircraft systems, grenade launchers and small arms. Checkpoint near Avdiivka was sheled with grenade launchers and small arms.
Shelling in Debaltsevo direction also continues. Strongholds of Ukrainian troops near Kamyanka and Ridkodub were shelled with artillery. In the same direction terrorists conducted shelling of positions of Ukrainian Forces near settlements of Maloorlivka and Chornukhino.
Stronghold of Ukrainian Armed Forces near the settlement of Chermalyk [Telmaniv region] was shelled with grenade launchers twice. Ukrainian servicemen registered terrorist drones in skies above settlements of Hnutove and Talakivka.
During the last day 3 Ukrainian servicemen were killed in zone of hostilities. 8 militants were wounded