The situation is restless in all the sectors. Militants use all types of weapons to shell both Ukrainian position and inhabited localities. A powerful shelling takes place in Shyrokyne, where militants launch over 180 mortar shells within two hours.
Kyiv, August 27, 2016. Russia-backed militants
37 hostile attacks took place in the Donetsk sector, mostly from heavy armor. Russian proxies violated the ceasefire along the entire frontline, except for an area south of Horlivka and north of Yasynuvata. Especially intense attacks at Ukrainian positions took place at the Svitlodarsk bulge, near Zaitseve, in the Avdiivka industrial area and in Avdiivka-Pisky frontline area. In addition to massive use of mortar launchers, the enemy used cannons and tanks. “Militants damaged two residential buildings during a night shelling. According to preliminary information, their residents escaped unharmed,” said Col. Lysenko.
In the Mariupol sector 31 host
Ukrainian Armed Forces incurred no losses in combat yesterday, and four troops were wounded.
Ukrainian military intelligence identified hostile cannoneers from so-called 9th regiment of the Russian occupation troops who at the direction of Russian General Staff are regularly shelling civil objects in the Mariupol sector (Starohnativka – Shyrokyne frontline area). According to Col. Lysenko, these are a 33-year-old Russian citizen Yevgeniy Gudz from Maikop, a 23-year-old Russian citizen Dmitriy Dolev from Ufa, a 22-year-old Ruslan Khukhizianov, a 27year-old Anatoliy Agariov and a 31-year-old Aleksandr Agariov.“These people shelled Chermalyk village from Gvozdika self-propelled artillery mount on August 16, destroying an agro-enterprise together with agricultural equipment as well as civilians’ houses,” elaborated Col. Lysenko.