This is reported by the ATO Headquarters press center.
"The situation in ATO area remains tense. The enemy shelled the strongholds of Ukrainian defenders 21 times in last day," the report reads.
As noted, the Russian mercenaries used 120mm mortars to fire at Ukrainian positions near Verkhniotoretske (22km north-east of Donetsk), Novobakhmutivka (22km north of Donetsk), Krasnohorivka (29 km west of Donetsk), Opytne (11.5km north-west of Donetsk). Ukrainian servicemen near Avdiyivka (18km north of Donetsk) came under small arms, grenade launcher and 82mm mortar fire.
In addition, the strongholds near Krasnohorivka and Novotroitske (32km south of Donetsk) were shelled from small arms, heavy machine guns and automatic grenade launchers.
Despite the OSCE post near Stanytsia Luhanska (16km north-east of Luhansk), the enemy shelled Ukrainian positions located there, using heavy machine guns, grenade launchers of various systems and infantry combat vehicles.