"The enemy attacked 11 times using small arms and rocket-propelled grenades, of which five attacks were on Troitske, Luhanske, Novhorodske (Slaviansk direction); four – on Butovka Mine and Opytne (Donetsk direction); two on Shyrokine (Mariupol direction)," the report says.

Read alsoHoliday "ceasefire" breached again as militants fire rocket-propelled grenades, small armsThe OSCE Special Monitoring Mission was provided information on the presence in the areas of Makyivka and Mospine of the weapons banned under the Minsk agreements – tanks and self-propelled guns.

During the day the efforts of the militants were concentrated on regrouping and rotation of forces in the directions of Novoaydarsk, Donetsk, Mariupol and Volnovakha; conducting reconnaissance of the ATO forces; putting the Group of Russian occupation forces in readiness for immediate engagement: and improving the material and technical base.

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