The epicenter of confrontation remains the so-called “Promzona,” the industrial area on the outskirts of Avdiyivka. After 18:00 on Friday, the militants fired at Ukrainian positions thrice from mortars of various calibers, a tank, and grenade launchers. The Ukrainian troops did not hesitate to return fire and were able to suppress the enemy. In one of such shootouts, a Ukrainian soldier was wounded.

In the Mariupol direction, for almost an hour militants hammered Ukrainian fortified positions from 82mm mortar and large-caliber machine guns on the outskirts of Chermalyk.

At the end of the day, Ukrainian positions near Pavlopil, Lebedynske, and Shyrokine also came under enemy fire. As a result of the shelling of Ukrainian strongholds in the area of Vodiane, another Ukrainian defender was wounded.

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Read alsoMilitants fire over 60 shells at Ukraine positions near Krymske in Donbas, ATO HQ reports 1 WIAOn the Luhansk line, Friday night was relatively quiet. However, scattered episodes were reported of gangs firing small arms and grenade launchers near Novozvanivka and Novo-oleksandrivka.

In general, over the past day, illegal armed groups violated ceasefire 25 times.

Three Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in action.

As UNIAN reported earlier, pro-Russian gangs once again fired at residential areas of Zaitseve, using small arms.