"Using mortars, grenade launchers, heavy machine guns, and small arms, militants nine times tried to oust ATO forces from their positions in Avdiivka. After receiving a fitting rebuff in the vicinity of Mineralne, the enemy was demoralized and unable to deliver active offensive.
"Using 82-mm mortars, Russian mercenaries fired towards our positions near Zaitseve and Opytne. In the vicinity of Novhorodske, except for mortars, occupants repeatedly employed IFV weaponry.
"ATO forces strong points near Troikhizbenka came under automatic grenade launcher and small arms fire.
"Meanwhile, a checkpoint in Marinka came under enemy fire. Our counter-sniper measures in this village resulted in a serious battle. An effective system of detecting and neutralizing mercenary snipers, who have long harassed our fighters, has been set up here.
"During the day, our troops seven times opened fire in response, which ensured the retention of controlled positions in certain areas," the evening report notes.