Three Ukrainian servicemen have been killed and four injured in Donbas in the past 24 hours, according to Andriy Lysenko, a military spokesman for the Ukrainian presidential administration.
"Three Ukrainian servicemen have been killed and four sustained injuries as a result of active fighting in the past 24 hours. We express our condolences to the families of the soldiers killed," Lysenko said at a briefing in Kyiv on Sunday afternoon.
Over the past 24 hours, the enemy has breached ceasefire and shelled Ukrainian positions 53 times, including five times in the Luhansk area, 23 in the Donetsk one (including 12 times with heavy weaponry, which is supposed to have been removed) and 25 in the Mariupol area (including nine with heavy weapons), he said.
In the Luhansk area, militants breached ceasefire in the village of Krymske and Popasna district. All shell attacks were brief, with no heavy weaponry employed.
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In the Donetsk area, most active fighting took place in Zaitseve, Novoselivka-2 and Avdiyivka, mainly in daytime. "On these and other areas, ATO [anti-terrorist operation] forces fired back... Overall, illegal armed formations yesterday fired across the whole front, there were no quiet spots," Lysenko said.
In the Mariupol area, the main fighting took place in Krasnohorivka, Maryinka and Shyrokyne, a number of shell attacks were also carried out both near Dokuchayivsk and in Starohnativka, on the remote approaches to Mariupol. Near Maryinka, there was an armed clash when Ukrainian troops fought off an attack by a sabotage and reconnaissance group.