The situation in the ATO zone keeps escalating with 47 combat collisions registered in the past 24 hours, Ukraine’s Defense Ministry spokesperson Olexander Motuzianyk reported. The worst tensions are reported taking place at the Svitlodarsk rim around a town of Luhanske. In the Donetsk direction, the Avdiivka industrial zone stays as one of the most dangerous frontline locations. There Ukrainian forces had been fired upon for at least 5 hours. One Ukrainian defender was killed in action and 10 wounded, according to figures provided by the military.