The situation in the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) zone in Donbas once again escalated last night, and militants have opened fire on Ukrainian military positions around 30 times in the past 24 hours, the press center of the ATO headquarters reported on Facebook on Friday morning.
At nightfall, militants shelled Ukrainian army positions in the vicinity of Avdiyivka and Opytne, using large-caliber machineguns, grenade launchers and 82mm mortars, the press center said.
Automatic grenade launchers and anti-aircraft guns were used in Krasnohorivka, where a militant sniper was also working, it said.
Near the Ukrainian-controlled city of Mariupol, 82mm mortars were fired in the vicinity of the village of Shyrokyne, and grenade launchers were used near Hnutove, the press center said. Anti-aircraft guns were used in Novotroitske.
At least eight instances of militant forces using weapons have been recorded since midnight, the press center said.