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ATO HQ report: militants made 75 attacks on Ukrainian units in Donbas in past 24 hours, used large-caliber artillery

During the past 24 hours, Russian proxies 24 times violated the silence mode in the Donetsk sector, 25 - in the Mariupol sector, 26 - in the Luhansk sector of the Antiterrorist Operation in eastern Ukraine
ATO HQ report: militants made 75 attacks on Ukrainian units in Donbas in past 24 hours, used large-caliber artillery

The situation in the area of the Antiterrorist Operation (ATO) is tense as of 6 a.m. of August 31. The Russian occupation forces 75 times opened fire on positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, according to the information released by HQ spokesperson Major Iryna Baranova on Wednesday morning, Joinfo.ua reports.

In the Donetsk sector, the enemy used artillery twice for shelling on the village of Novhorodske after midnight. Occupants fired 120mm mortars on positions of the ATO forces in the villages of Verhnetoretske and Pisky; fired 82mm mortars, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns on ATO’s positions in Avdiyivka town, the villages of Luhanske, Zaitseve and Pisky; used 82mm mortars in Svitlodarsk; fired grenade launchers and small arms in Mayorsk town. The invaders also involved infantry fighting vehicles in the villages of Luhanske and Zaitseve.

In the Mariupol sector, the invaders also fired heavy weapons. Thus, they conducted shelling on ATO’s fortifications in Karasnohorivka village after midnight, having released over fifty 122mm shells. Shyrokyne village was hit by fifty 152mm artillery shells in the evening, followed by about eighty shots from infantry combat vehicles. The villages of Vodiane, Hnutove and Lebedynske got under shelling with 120mm mortars. The occupants fired 82mm mortars, grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms on the villages of Shyrokyne, Krasnohorivka, Talakivka and Taramchuk. In Mar’inka, except grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms, the invaders used infantry combat vehicles. Besides, a sniper activity was recorded in Mar’inka and Hnutove.

In the Luhansk sector, the enemy fired about 50 shells from 152mm artillery systems in the villages of Novozvanivka and Novooleksandrivka. The Russian invaders also fired over 25 shells from 122mm artillery systems on ATO’s fortifications in Popasna town. They fired mortars, grenade launchers and small arms in Novooleksandrivka and Stanytsia Luhanska, as well as fired 120mm mortars near the village of Zhovte and Schastia town.  The enemy opened fire with grenade launchers and machine guns in the villages of Novozvanivka, Krymske and Zolote. In addition, a sniper has intensified fire in Zolote village.