Attacks on Ukrainian army positions in Donbas have intensified, following a period of relative lull and a decline in the number of shelling incidents on Tuesday, the Anti-Terrorist Operation's press center wrote on Facebook.
About a hundred 82mm and 120mm mortar mines were fired on Ukrainian army positions near Novotroyitske, Zaitseve and Troyitske, it said.
Ukrainian army strongholds came under attack near Shyrokyne in the Mariupol sector.
Following mortar attacks, reconnaissance groups tried to enter the area held by the Ukrainian army at 10:00 in the morning and at around 17:00 local time but had to stop their attempts.
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Random fire by use of 82mm mortars, air defense launchers, grenade launchers and large-caliber machineguns on strongholds near Avdiyivka, Novhorodske, Nevelske and Opytne were aimed at provoking Ukrainian servicemen to return fire.
The shelling of Ukrainian positions stopped at midnight, the press center said.