Occupiers are said to use heavy weapons and artillery systems
Two Ukrainian soldiers were killed in the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine during the past 24 hours. One of the fighters was shot by an enemy sniper, another one was wounded in a battle and later died because of injuries.
Russian-backed separatist forces attacked the positions of Ukrainian army along the borderline. In Donetsk sector, the militants shelled the towns of Avdiyivka, Novgorodske, and Pisky. The neighbouring Mariupol sector has undergone numerous artillery attacks, in particular, the towns of Shyrokyne and Krasnohorivka.
One local resident was badly wounded in the town of Schastia in Luhansk region. The woman served as a paramedic officer. Currently, she is being treated in the town of Severodonetsk. Apart from Schastia, Russian-backed separatists shelled the villages of Novooleksandrivka, Popasna, and Stanytsia Luhanska. In the neighbouring town of Zolote, a hostile sniper was detected.