10:07 Nov. 19, 2016
Mariupol sector and Avdiivka are still the hot spots
The Russian-backed separatist forces attacked the positions of Ukrainian soldiers 46 times in the past 24 hours, according to a report, published on the official Facebook page of the Anti-Terrorist operation.
The Mariupol sector, which has been a hot spot for weeks, saw intense shooting again, with militants using the 152-mm artillery to shell the government forces in villages, surrounding the city.
Armored personnel carriers and a tank were active near the former sea resort village of Shyrokyne, devastated by the military clashes.
In the Donetsk sector, the combatants used mortars, grenade launchers and machine guns to attack Ukraine's servicemen in Avdiivka.
The situation was difficult in the Luhansk region as well, with artillery and assault weapons being used.
A sniper targeted the government forces in Stanytsia Luhanska, a key area where the withdrawal of troops is planned, but still hasn't happened due to ceasefire violations, Kyiv says.