For the past day in the fighting in the Donbass, none of the Ukrainian military were killed, but eight soldiers were wounded. This was announced at a briefing speaker of the presidential Administration on issues of anti-terrorist operation, Colonel Alexander Motuzyanik, the correspondent ЛІГА.net.

According to him, the enemy suffered the following losses: four invaders eliminated, wounded five.

On the Lugansk direction the enemy violated the silence regime on two fronts – in Popasna and near the villages of Luhansk.

“The militants fired from artillery positions ATO forces in the village through the North of Popasnaya. Late in the evening in the most Popasnaya gangs were firing from BMP. In the Village Lugansk, the enemy intensified after sunset, and spent three attacks for a total duration of more than three hours. While the heavy weapons were not used,” – said Matusevich.

A day in the direction of Lugansk recorded nine enemy attacks, including one using artillery caliber of 122 mm.

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At the direction of Donetsk the situation remains tense. Fighting continues along the line of collision, with the exception of the Donetsk airport, where yesterday was quiet.

“The militants are isolated provocations by day, aktiviziruyutsya in the evening. The fire continues longer arms are used larger caliber. The evening increasingly used mortars – such scenario is traced on the front line from Svetlodarsk to the Western outskirts of Gorlovka”, – said the speaker of ATO.

According to the headquarters operation in Avdiivka, overlooked by the occupants use other tactics: attacks are carried out regardless of the time of day, heavy weapons are used openly throughout the day. The ATO forces are forced to return fire.

Only in Donetsk direction yesterday was 23 enemy attack, in 12 cases it was used heavy weapons.

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On the Mariupol direction again increased military activity of the enemy.

“Yesterday the gangs had four artillery shelling of the ATO forces. The first occurred in Marinka at about midnight. The invaders used artillery against Ukrainian troops near the settlement Rybinsk 7 km to the East from Volnovakha,” said Matusevich.

According to him, at half past two militants opened fire from guns of calibre of 122 mm near Chermalyk and within an hour produced about 60 artillery shells.

Also from artillery, the invaders fired at the Ukrainian positions in Novoselivka. In Krasnogorovka, Glorious, Lebedinsky and Shirokino illegal armed groups actively used mortars.

Overall yesterday in the Mariupol direction the enemy fired over 130 artillery and more than 80 mortar shells. During the day there were 20 cases of violation of the mode of silence from fighters, 10 of them using heavy weapons.

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In fighting with Russian occupants wounded eight soldiers ATO 17.08.2016

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