The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 19 times overnight, the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) wrote on Facebook on Tuesday.
"The situation was rather stable during the day. The Russian mercenaries significantly reduced their activity and fired mostly small arms on ATO forces. In the area of the militant-controlled city of Donetsk, from 18:00 to midnight on September 1, the militants were firing small arms on our fortified positions in the towns of Maryinka and Avdiyivka, as well as the village of Opytne. At about 19:00 Kyiv time and 23:00 Kyiv time, the occupiers started firing a grenade launcher to the south of Avdiyivka," the report says.
In the direction of Artemivsk, at 20:30 Kyiv time, the militants started firing small arms on Ukrainian units in the village of Sanzharivka. At 22:00 Kyiv time, they engaged a heavy machine gun on ATO forces near the village of Lozove.
In Luhansk region, around midnight, the enemy pursued firing small arms on our positions in the village of Krymske from the village of Sokilnyky.
"From midnight to 06:00 on September 1, the Kremlin-backed mercenaries were not using weapons along the demarcation line," the press center said.