REUTERS

After 18:00 Kyiv time, the Russian occupation forces continued to use heavy weapons and conduct active hostilities near the Avdiyivka industrial zone. In the evening and almost until midnight, the militants attacked the Ukrainian fortified positions with grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms from the town of Yasynuvata, and the villages of Yakovlivka and Spartak.

"On such congratulations to the Independence Day of Ukraine, our fighters responded with dense fire. The enemy also launched at least 27 mines of 82mm caliber near the village of Troyitske.

Read alsoUkraine reports 18 enemy attacks, 2 WIA's in last day"In the Luhansk sector, the occupiers fired a 120mm mortar on our fortified positions near the village of Katerynivka, while 82mm mortars were used near the villages of Novo-Oleksandrivka and Novotoshkivske," the report says.

Furthermore, the shelling with the use of heavy machine guns was recorded near the village of Stanytsia Luhanska.

It was relatively quiet in the Mariupol sector at the end of the day. Only at about 20:00 Kyiv time, the invaders opened fire from a grenade launcher and small arms near the village of Taramchuk.