Russian forces continue to shell Ukrainian towns and villages across the Donetsk region, but have made no progress on the ground, according to Ukrainian regional authorities.
Several towns in Donetsk were shelled on Monday, including Bakhmut and Avdiivka, and four civilians were wounded. No information was provided on Ukrainian military casualties.
The regional administration said that a mandatory evacuation in much of Donetsk was still in force.
Despite daily bombardments by Russian artillery, air strikes and tank fire, there has been virtually no change on the front lines in Donetsk for several weeks. Analysts say that after a string of losses in June on the border of Luhansk and Donetsk, Ukrainian forces have largely held their positions -- and almost daily Russian assaults have been rebuffed. In recent days, Ukrainian units even advanced in one area across the Siverskiy Donets river, but it's unclear how much resistance they met.
Ukrainian officials say the latest Russian assault was towards Bakhmut overnight Monday.
"The occupiers launched two rocket strikes, eight artillery shells and 17 mortar shells. The Russians used MLRS three times, a tank -- twice, and an infantry fighting vehicle."
Further south in Zaporizhzhia and Dnipropetrovsk, the Russians shelled the Nikopol district across the river from the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, according to the regional administration. Regional administrators said 11 homes and 20 high-rise buildings were damaged.