Per day controlled by Russian gangs 45 times fired at positions of the Ukrainian military. As the press-center of ATO, the situation in the zone of hostilities worsened, the militants are increasing the number of attacks.

“Despite the Minsk arrangements for strict adherence to the ceasefire regime, the Russian invaders are increasing the number of attacks of positions of forces of ATO. In the course of the day recorded 45 attacks on Ukrainian strongholds, 5 of them with heavy artillery”, – stated in the message.

On the Mariupol direction the invaders of the night were powerful attacks from 152-mm artillery mm at positions of the ATO in Sionita, with a 122-mm artillery – Marinka, firing 80 shells.

Under fire from mortars hit the positions of AFU at Krasnogorovka, Water, Marinka and Talakovki. In Shirokino mercenaries used armored personnel carriers, and near Chermalyk and Novohnativka – grenade launchers. Marinka opened fire with a militant sniper.

On the Donetsk direction the day began with mortar attacks on the positions of anti-terrorist operation in Avdiivka, Novoselivka Druha, Lugansk, heater, Sand and Semigorje. The fortifications in the Sand, the militants used artillery caliber of 122.

“In the daytime attacks in this area continued in zaytsevo, Novoselivka Druha, Novgorod, Verhnetoretskom and the plant”, – said in a statement.

On Lugansk the direction the invaders used heavy 122-mm artillery Novooleksandrivka and Popasnaya. Mortars and grenade launchers repeatedly shot at the fortifications in Popasna, positions in Novooleksandrivka, Gold, the village of the Luhansk and Crimean – were RPG fire.

As reported today by the speaker of the ATO, Colonel Alexander Motuzyanik, over the past day in the fighting in the Donbass, none of the Ukrainian military were killed, but eight soldiers were wounded.

Read also: Russia’s War against Ukraine: recent developments in the Donbass

The situation in the Donbass intensified: nearly 50 attacks per day 18.08.2016

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