Over the past day in the fighting in the Donbass killed among Ukrainian soldiers there, eight soldiers were wounded. This was announced at a briefing speaker of the presidential Administration on issues of anti-terrorist operation Colonel Andrei Lysenko, the correspondent of ЛІГА.net.

According to military intelligence, enemy losses is the following: day five invaders eliminated and four wounded from the so-called the 7th brigade, the 9-th and 11-th regiments of the occupying forces of the Russian Federation.

The main event of the day in Donetsk direction yesterday became a combat clash with the invaders in the industrial area of Avdiivka.

“At dawn, about 5 o’clock, a group of the enemy had crossed the demarcation line and put forward our best defensive lines. The enemy began the arrangement of a position at a distance of 80 meters from our. There quickly went Ukrainian soldiers and took the fight, which lasted about 40 minutes,” – said Lysenko.

According to him, the ATO forces destroyed three of the occupants and captured a machine gun caliber 12.7 mm, they themselves suffered no losses.

Avdiivka industrial zone and adjacent areas – Kamyanka and novoselivka Druha – remain the main hot spots in the direction of Donetsk.

“During the day the enemy repeatedly opened fire from mortars. The North came under mortar fire in the rear area of the ATO forces in half an hour on the Ukrainian positions released 40 shells from the guns of 122 mm calibre,” noted the ATO spokesman.

He added that due to the intensive use of ammunition in the area the enemy command threw in Yasinovataya district seven trucks with ammunition.

Also, multiple enemy attacks occurred in Lugansk, Verhnetoemsky and Sand. Per day at the Donetsk direction there were 22 fire, 14 of them with heavy weapons, and fighting.

The situation in Lugansk direction yesterday has flared up, said Lysenko. After 17 hours on this sector began intensive attacks, after sunset, occupants within three hours of firing on the Village Lugansk of infantry and sniper weapons, grenade launchers, armored vehicles and mortars.

Also, militants violated the silence regime in Lopaskyne, Crimean and Gold. Under the fire of enemy artillery hit and the rear area – the village of Tripoli, 15 km from the front line – the occupants fired six shells from the howitzer of 152 mm caliber.

A day at the Lugansk direction there were 12 attacks, including three of the heavy weapons.

On the Mariupol direction the main fighting continues in the far North and South in the areas of Krasnogorovka and Marinka, as well as Shirokino.

“In these lines, the occupants fired on Ukrainian positions over 130 min caliber 82 mm and 120 mm. several of the attacks occurred in Novotroitsk, Granite, Water and Hnutove. On other fronts yesterday was quiet,” – said Lysenko.

Just Mariupol direction yesterday, there were 22 attacks, including 10 heavy weapons.

Fighters of anti-terrorist operation in the industrial area have captured a machine gun invaders – staff 23.08.2016

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