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ATO HQ report: Russian proxies use banned heavy weapons in Donbas, 6 Ukrainian servicemen wounded in action

On August 21, the most difficult situation was near the Avdiyivka industrial area, where militants fired mortars and large caliber artillery systems
ATO HQ report: Russian proxies use banned heavy weapons in Donbas, 6 Ukrainian servicemen wounded in action

In the Donetsk sector of the Antiterrorist Operation area, strong enemy attacks took place along the entire demarcation line, except for the area near the Donetsk airport, according to the spokesman of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine for Antiterrorist Operation Colonel Andriy Lysenko, Joinfo.ua reports.

The epicenter of the confrontation was in the Avdiyivka industrial area, where illegal armed groups fired mortars and heavy artillery systems. Also, the enemy made a mortar shelling on the Svitlodarsk arc and the front section Horlivka – Yasynuvata. The intensity of the fire was extremely high: overnight occupants fired more than 160 shells on positions of the ATO forces in the Donetsk sector.

In total, during the past 24 hours the occupants made 21 shelling in the Donetsk sector, including 12 – with heavy weapons.

In the Mariupol sector, the most bitter standoff continued in Novotroitske village yesterday. The enemy fired over 60 mortar and artillery shells on Ukrainian army’s position during 35 minutes. Furthermore, the invaders made another mortar shelling on that position in the evening. There were more hot spots were – in the towns of Krasnohorivka and Shyrokyne where occupants were actively firing mortars.

Russian-terrorist forces also fired heavy weapons on the village of Solodke. As a result, a house and outbuildings were damaged.

In total, there were 15 enemy attacks in the Mariupol sector, including 7 – with heavy weapons.

Two enemy UAVs were spotted in the ATO area yesterday​​ (one in the Donetsk and another in the Mariupol sector).

In the Luhansk sector, the most difficult situation was in Popasna yesterday. Militants attacked several Ukrainian army’s positions in the night and daytime. The enemy used mortars twice – near the villages of Novooleksandrivka and Troitske. In addition, the occupants fired 8 mortar shells near Toshkiva village in the evening.

In total, there were 10 enemy attacks in the Luhansk sector yesterday, including 3 – with heavy weapons.

During the last day of hostilities, no one of Ukrainian servicemen was killed, six were wounded in action.

According to the ATO HQ information, the occupants have suffered losses yesterday: 7 were killed and 5 wounded in the ranks of 4 regiments of the Russian-occupation forces.

In particular, an ammunition of a mobile artillery system exploded on the territory of the so-called “5th Brigade” (deployed in Makiyivka town), having killed three militants, 1 injured.

The Russian Armed Forces made a rotation of the personnel in Donbas. Thus, 50 soldiers from the 7th Landing and Assault Division of the Airborne Troops of the Russian Armed Forces (permanent place of deployment – Novorossiysk city) arrived at the Dovzhansky border checkpoint in the village of Rovenky for partial replacement of the personnel of a tactical group of this company.