The activity of the invaders on the line of delineation of parties in the area of Anti Terrorist Operation in Donbas is intensifying, the press center of the ATO headquarters reported on Facebook today, March 17.

According to the press center, number of shooting incidents on the part of Russian-occupation troops is constantly increasing. It is known that militants use types of hardware prohibited under Minsk agreements. Over the past day, the illegal armed formations used weapons especially intensively in the area of the Svetlodarsk arc - at the settlement Zaitseve.

“Only yesterday its defenders were fired five times. The tube artillery was especially active in Zaitseve. In particular, the enemy fired almost three dozen pieces of ammunition of caliber 152 mm and the same amount of caliber 122 mm. The enemy also used 82-mm mortars, grenade launchers and small arms,” the report said.

The press center of the ATO headquarters noted that the situation around Zaitseve is reliably controlled by the detachments of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

"The shelling of the settlement continues today. At night, the Russian-occupation troops once again used heavy artillery, banned by the Minsk accords at Zaytseve, having carried out nearly a dozen artillery shells of 152 mm caliber against its defenders,” the press center said.

Reportedly, on April 16 two Ukrainian servicemen were wounded in the ATO zone, militants shelled the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine 59 times.

Earlier, the information emerged that Russia intends to conduct missile firing in the economic zone of Latvia.