Nevertheless, militants opened fire 11 times in the Donetsk sector. They used all types of weapons – small arms, grenade launchers, machine guns and APC weapons. Russia is trying to hide its losses of manpower and strengthens militants with weapons and ammunition.
Kyiv, August 20, 2016. Militants’ combat activity in the ATO zone reduced in all the sectors. Nevertheless, they used heavy armor – 82-mm mortar launchers – in Stanytsia Luhanska in the Luhansk sector. The General Staff counted more than 250 mortar shells launched at Ukrainian positions in the entire Donetsk sector. Moreover, Russia-backed militant groups opened artillery fire twice: near Svitlodarsk and in Zaitseve,” said the spokesman of Presiden
According to Col. Motuzyanyk, four cases of the armistice violation were registered in Avdiivka, where militants used grenade launchers of various systems and machine guns. Sporadic cases of ceasefire violation using mortar launchers took place in Novhorodske, Pisky and Puty
Militants used mortar launchers in Mariinka, Vodiane and Shyrokyn
One Ukrainian serviceman died in combat yesterday and four were injured.
At the same time, military intelligence informs that 24 militants died and 27 were wounded on August 18-19. “Subdivisions of airborne forces of the Russian Federation, namely 331rd guards parachute regiment located in Kostroma incurred considerable losses,” added the spokesman. Moreover, intelligence reports that Russia stopped bringing corpses of Russian servicemen to morgue of Kalinin regional clinical hospital in Donetsk for preliminary examination and storage. Now they are loaded i
According to the spokesman, three railroad cars carrying ammunition and military equipment came to Sverdlovsk from Russia, four fuel tanks with fuel, two railroad cars with ammunition and three platforms with self-propelled artillery mounts, APCs and one 122-mm Grad multiple rocket launcher arrived at Ilovaisk. About 160 mercenaries came from the territory of the Russian Federation to strengthen subdivisions of so-called 11th separate motorized rifle regiment located in Makiivka.