During the last day of hostilities one Ukrainian serviceman was killed, nine – were wounded in action. Also, two servicemen have received a concussion, according to the spokesman of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine for Antiterrorist Operation Colonel Andriy Lysenko, Joinfo.ua reports.
Occupants more often used mortars and artillery systems, even for shelling on hinterland. The illegal armed groups fired more than 690 mines and 250 artillery shells towards the ATO forces in all three sectors.
These weapons were particularly actively used in the Donetsk sector, where the enemy fired tanks again. Also yesterday, the occupants opened fire with “Grad” multiple rocket launch system (MRLS) in the Mariupol sector – for the second time this summer.
In the Luhansk sector the number of enemy attacks has doubled – to 25. The hotspots are the district of Popasna town, villages of Zolote, Krymske, Zhovte and Stanytsia Luhanska. As before, militants remain active in the evening and continue shelling during the night. The enemy snipers’ fire was recorded in the area adjacent to the Bahmutska road and Popasna town.
There was no peaceful section at the front line in the Donetsk sector yesterday. The most difficult situation was near Svitlodarsk town, in the Avdiyivka industrial zone and near the Donetsk airport. Near the latter – on the front line section of Butivka coal mine – Opytne – Pisky the enemy used tanks again, and the artillery after 7 pm. Occupants once again fired on the rear area near the village of Keramik which is 13 kilometers from the front line. Also powerful enemy shelling occurred on the northern outskirts of Horlivka town.
In just the past day there were 46 enemy attacks in the Donetsk sector, which is 9 more attacks than the previous day. The vast majority of attacks were with heavy weapons.
According to the Ukraine’s military intelligence, last night the occupation forces deliberately fired on the territory controlled by them – Trudovske village (Petrovsky district of the Donetsk city) and Yasynuvata town. Prior to this the occupation administration raised panic and intimidated the local residents of Trudovske, urging them to leave homes. The derelict apartments were looted by invaders.
In the Mariupol sector, during the day the enemy did not use the usual for this area artillery, while made powerful shelling on ATO’s positions with mortars and once used “Grad” MRLS in Krasnohorivka village. The places of the largest military activity of the occupants were, as before, on the section of the front line of Mar’inka – Krasnogorivka and in Shyrokyne village. Also in the morning the illegal armed groups conducted intensive mortar attack on the ATO forces in Pavlopil, having fired 60 mortar shells during an hour. They also fired mortars near Taramchuk village late at night.
In total, there were 20 enemy attacks in the Mariupol sector, half of them – with use of heavy weapons.
Yesterday in the area of ATO, 3 flights of the enemy UAVs were recorded, including 2 – in the Luhansk sector (near Schastia and Popasna), and 1 – in the Donetsk sector.