The evening of 18 February in the Northern and Western suburbs of Donetsk fighting broke out. About it reports “Russian spring” with reference to locals.
The evening of 18 February, AFU opened fire from positions near Krasnogorovka in the village Staromykhailivka from mortars and AGS. Also fighting with mortars and artillery broke out in the Airport area and trudovs’ka.
Later the battle began in Novoazovsk district DND: Ukrainian law enforcers attacked positions of militia near the settlements Sahanka and Kominternovo. After 23:00 APU connected the artillery.
The worsening situation in the Donbas began in late January after Mat went into the so-called “creeping offensive” in Donetsk.