For the past day illegal armed groups 24 times opened provocative fire on positions of ATO forces, the press center of staff ATO.

“The Russian occupation groupings continued single attacks on our positions, using mainly small arms”, – stated in the message on the page of a staff Facebook on Friday morning.

The main activity of illegal armed groups was preserved at the Donetsk direction, which recorded nearly 70 percent of the total number of daily shelling. After 18.00 fighters repeatedly opened fire from small arms and heavy machine guns on the Ukrainian fortifications in the area of Avdeyevka the industrial area of the mine Butovka hares and Sand.

On the Lugansk direction the enemy fired from a grenade launcher Ukrainian fortifications near Katerinovka.

In the coastal areas at the end of the day, the silence remained .

However, staff added that according to operative data, at present the main efforts of the enemy to maintain the readiness of the reserves, concealed control of troops, the improvement of fortification equipment and carrying out combat training. Signs of preparation for offensive action no.