Still no actual armistice in the battlezone, the ATO command reports
Ukrainian forces were shelled over 50 times by the combined Russian-separatists troops over the past 24 hours, the ATO Headquarters report.
The highest tensions were seen in the Mariupol area, where 31 armistice violations had been recorded. Firearms and hand mortars were engaged against the Ukrainian defenders in the towns of Pavlopil, Novotroitske, Bohdanivka, Novomykhailivka and Maryinka. In Shyrokyne, Talakivka, Vodiane and Hnutove near Mariupol the pro-Russian mercenaries engaged 82mm mortars and infantry vehicles weapons, as well as 122mm howitzers.
In Krasnohorivka, Ukrainian defenders were attacked with anti-aircraft emplacements and with both 82mm and 120mm mortars.
Donetsk direction has seen 10 fire contacts near the Ukrainian positions. In Pisky, hand mortars were engaged. Machine guns and 82mm mortars were used by the occupant forces in the village of Luhanske. Hand mortars, firearms, 120mm mortars were used.
The outskirts of the city of Avdiivka near Donetsk was also a ground for fire contacts. Mortars, machine guns, hand mortars and firearms were used against the Ukrainian positions.
In the Luhansk direction, 9 combat collisions were also recorded. Hand mortars, machine guns and mortars were used to attack the Ukrainian defenders in the towns and villages of Novozvanivka, Balka Kosharna, Novoolexandrivka and Novotoshkivske, as well as in Stanitsia Luhanska and Krymske.