The situation in ATO area is escalating – for the day of the Russian occupation troops 96 times opened fire on positions of Ukrainian Armed Forces, including heavy artillery. This reports the press center of the ATO.

“Most of all – 45 attacks recorded on Donetsk direction, 10 of them with heavy artillery. Six times the enemy opened artillery fire on the plant – produced more than 130 projectiles caliber 122 mm in our defenders,” – said in the message.

The same caliber of occupants used in the shelling of the Sands, Novoselivka Druha, the First of May. 40 more shells the enemy fired at Lugansk.

In addition, ongoing mortar and grenade attacks on Ukrainian military positions. In the Novgorod and Zaitsev boeviki used BMP, in Novoselivka Druha anti – tank missile system. In the town showed himself to be a sniper.

On the Mariupol direction confirmed 32 cases of violations of the silence.

The positions of the ATO forces in Maryinka occupants fired from artillery caliber of 122 mm, capacity in Sionita under fire from the installation of 152 mm caliber.

“All part of the front Krasnogorovka-Shirokino, the enemy is actively used mortars, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns. In Shirokino Russian occupants have deployed armored personnel carriers and near Krasnogorovka – BMP. In Marinka intensified sniper”, – told in the headquarters.

On the Lugansk direction the enemy is thrice used heavy artillery caliber of 122 mm, morning and evening during the shelling of Popasnaya, as well as in the shelling of Novoaleksandrovka. The artillery fire of the enemy was strengthened by mortar and grenade attacks on the Ukrainian fortifications.

In Gold, the village of the Luhansk and Crimean opened mostly RPG fire, in the Village of Lugansk were involved in the enemy armor. In Popasnaya and Novooleksandrivka recorded the activity of sniper pairs.

“Despite the intensification of the enemy, units of the ATO forces fully control the situation along the line of differentiation”, – assured at the headquarters of the operation.

The situation is worsening in ATO: militants firing heavy artillery 18.08.2016

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