During the past 24 hours, the enemy carried out three combat provocations, having violated the effective truce, spokesman for the DPR PMD Pavel Fomenko reported at the briefing in Donetsk on October 21.
  • At the Donetsk front, militants from the 1st battalion, 54th brigade, from their positions near Avdeyevka, opened fire with different rocket launchers at Mineralnye, and fired four 82mm mortar shells at Spartak.
  • At the Mariupol front, DPR monitors to the JCCC registered a detonation of an unknown explosive device at positions of a marine corps battalion of the 36th separate marine brigade in the Vodyanoye area.
DPR monitors to the JCCC also registered two explosions at positions of the 2nd battalion of the 54th brigade in the Avdeyevka area, which killed one Ukrainian militant on the spot and left the other in serious condition. Since the beginning of the current 24-hour period, militants from the 36th brigade opened fire with an automatic rocket launcher at Leninskoye from their positions near Talakovka, having fired three rounds. Civilians were attacked by small arms in Leninskoye from positions in the Vodyanoye area. Militants used tracer ammunition to set fire to dry grass on the outskirts of the village. Also today, militants from the 54th brigade fired two RPG rounds at Mineralnoye from their positions in Avdeyevka. In addition, for the past 24 hours, the 53rd, 54th and 79th brigades deployed eleven units of military equipment near residential buildings and municipal facilities in Bogdanovka, Novotroitskoye, Novoselovka-2, Beryozovoye and Slavnoye. These facts are confirmed by the OSCE SMM report of October 20.