"On September 21, the illegal armed groups didn't fire on ATO forces. However, they resorted to armed provocations three times, opening fire on their territory near the demarcation line. At about 21:00 Kyiv time, the mercenaries started firing small arms on a fortified position of ATO forces in the village of Kirove from the village of Shumy in the area of Artemivsk. At about 22:00 Kyiv time, they started firing a grenade launcher and small arms near the town of Zolote. At 23:45 Kyiv time, they opened fire with large-caliber guns near the village of Maiorske," the report says.

"From midnight to 06:00 on September 22, the Kremlin-backed mercenaries were not using weapons along the demarcation line," the press center said.