REUTERS

"Over the last day, the situation in the Donbas conflict zone has deteriorated significantly. On August 6 from 18:00 Kyiv time to midnight, the Russian-terrorist troops were continuously firing on ATO forces in eth area of Donetsk," the report says.

At about 20:00, the Kremlin mercenaries fired 122mm artillery twice on the town of Avdiyivka. At 22:00 Kyiv time, the enemy fired tank shells four times on ATO forces in the village of Opytne and three times in Avdiyivka. From 18:00 Kyiv time to midnight, the enemy fired 120mm mortars seven times on Ukrainian fortified positions, and at about 23:00 Kyiv time they fired 122mm artillery there, the headquarters said.

From 19:25 to 21:00 Kyiv time, a shootout between the Ukrainian troops and the militants occured near the town of Krasnohorivka. A group of militants of about 20 people, using 120mm mortars and small arms, tried to break through a fortified positions of the ATO forces. As a result of the battle, the invaders were forced to retreat.

"In the direction of Artemivsk, the Russian proxies fired 120mm mortars on the ATO forces in the village of Sanzharivka and the town of Zolote. From 22:05 to 22:25 Kyiv time, the militants were firing banned Grad multiple rocket launchers on the village of Troitske," the report reads.

The situation near Mariupol was rather quiet. The militants fired small arms twice on the ATO forces in the village of Chermalyk.

After midnight on August 7, the militants continued with their attacks in Donetsk region.