From the beginning of the day on 15 June, 15 shellings by militants on the positions of the Ukrainian military in Donbas were recorded, the press center of the Joined Forces Operation headquarters reported.

According to the press center, in the Donetsk region, the militants continue to carry out provocative shelling of Ukrainian positions from residential areas, covering themselves with civilians.

The militants opened fire from 120-mm mortars on the defenders of Vodyane and Bohdanivka.

Furthermore, the militants attempted to outflank of the defenders of Avdiivka. Ukrainian military servicemen draw the terrorists back.

It is also stressed that during the fighting, there are no losses among Ukrainian defenders. Losses of the enemy are specified, the headquarters informed.

Earlier, the OSCE SMM reported that the number of civilian casualties in the Donbas since the beginning of the year reached 138 people, of which 29 were dead. Only during May the confirmed number of victims was 43 people, 11 of them died.