This is reported by the ATO press center.
In Donetsk direction, Russian-backed militants used 82mm and 120mm mortars, grenade launchers and small arms to shell Ukrainian positions near Avdiivka (18km north of Donetsk). In addition, militants fired at Ukrainian strongholds in Butovka coal mine (11.4km north-west of Donetsk), using mortars and grenade launchers. ATO troops also came under enemy fire near Vodiane (16km north-west of Donetsk).
In Luhansk direction, the illegal armed formations violated ceasefire regime outside Stanytsia Luhanska (16km north-east of Luhansk).
As the ATO Headquarters reports, five Ukrainian soldiers were killed, and another eight servicemen were wounded.
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