"In general, the militants adhered to the ceasefire, but still there were some cases of the use of weapons by the enemy. From the village of Nyzhnie Lozove, at 18:30 Kyiv time, the mercenaries started firing small arms on a fortified position of the Ukrainian armed forces in the village of Luhanske not far from the town of Artemivsk. At 20:10 Kyiv time, they started firing small arms on Ukrainian positions in the village of Maiorske. From the village of Slovianoserbsk, at 22:00 Kyiv time, the militants started firing 82mm mortars on our units in the village of Sokilnyky in Luhansk region," the report says.
In addition, on the eve the enemy launched a series of armed provocations.
"At about 21:30 Kyiv time, the Kremlin-backed mercenaries opened fire in the direction of our positions near the villages of Luhanske and Maiorske. Thus, the militants hoped for return fire in order to accuse the Ukrainian side in the disruption of the Minsk agreements. But, despite the enemy provocations, the ATO forces did not use weapons," the press center said.