"The situation on the line of contact remained tense over the past 24 hours... In general, the enemy fired 21 times on the positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces over the past 24 hours. Ukrainian servicemen returned fire in most cases," he said at a briefing on Saturday.
He specified that in the Luhansk sector, militants fired at Ukrainian positions seven times, using small arms, rocket launchers, and 82mm mortars. Five mortar shells were launched near Krymske and Novooleksandrivka.
"In the Donetsk sector, there were seven ceasefire violations on the part of the Russian occupation forces. From midday and practically until midnight, militants periodically used small arms, grenade launchers, and in the evening, near Zaitseve, the enemy's infantry fighting vehicle fired at the strongholds of Ukrainian units. The enemy managed to organize the greatest number of fire provocations near Pisky. There it opened fire from small arms and grenade launchers three times," Lysenko said, adding that Ukrainian Armed Forces servicemen responded toughly and forced the occupants to cease their attempts to escalate the situation.
In the Mariupol sector, the enemy launched seven attacks on Ukrainian positions.
"The invaders made the most significant fire influence near Vodiane, where they fired three times at our defenders. Ukrainian soldiers twice responded to the enemy's provocations near Shyrokyne," Lysenko said.
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