Ministry of Defense of Ukraine

In the evening hours of Thursday, militants were firing on the Ukrainian positions near Butivka coal mine twice, using machine guns and small arms. Starting from 19:00 and almost up until midnight, the enemy fired various types of grenade launchers and machine guns on the defenders of Avdiyivka. The occupiers also used the same weapons near the village of Verkhniotoretske.

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Only one shelling was recorded in the Luhansk sector. At about 20:00 Kyiv time, the militants started firing a grenade launcher and small arms on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the town of Schastia.