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Militants Continue Active Attacks With Mortars And Heavy Artillery In Mariupol Direction

22.08 13:11

This was announced today at a daily briefing in Kyiv by the ATO Spokesperson Col. Oleksandr Motuzyanyk.

Late at night, pro-Russian enemy fired ATO forces with large caliber guns near Valuyske village to the east of Stanytsia Luhanska.

Also, the enemy is active in the West Luhansk. Thus, in the area of Bahmutska road Russia-backed gangs fired from anti-tank grenades and mortars Ukrainian defensive lines near Novotoshkivske.

Unrest was also in Zolote. Enemy firing from grenade began at noon and lasted until late evening. Then sabotage and intelligence group attempted to break through the enemy line of defense in the area. The enemy was forced to retreat. Over the night, near Zolote pro-Russian enemy used mortars, artillery of 122 mm caliber and portable rocket launchers “Grad Partyzan”.

Also, illegal armed formations repeatedly fired Ukrainian positions near Popasna, using mortar and artillery.

To the east of the Svitlodarsk reservoir enemy held a series of armed provocations after midnight, and more activity in this area was not recorded. To the west of the reservoir several ceasefire violations were recorded near Zaitseve village, which is in the north of Horlivka.

Last night, it was relatively quiet in the suburbs of Horlivka. On the contact line from Dzerzhynsk to Yasynovataya enemy was only active near Rozivka village in Yasinovatskyi district.

The situation near Donetsk airport remains difficult. The enemy constantly provokes Ukrainian military in firing in response, using small arms and mortars. Heavy arms in this area during the day were not applied.

 

This tactic of ceaseless attacks on the Ukrainian positions pro-Russian enemy applies in the area of Krasnohorivka and Marinka as well. However, mortars are used much more often.

The situation remains extremely serious in Mariupol direction.

Enemy shelling of the Ukrainian defense lines was conducted mostly with heavy artillery. In particular, Ukrainian strongholds were shot near Bohdanivka, Prokhorivka, Starohnativka, Lebedynske and Vynohradne to the east of Mariupol. Residential neighborhoods in Prokhorivka were fired from howitzers.

For your information, four enemy drones were recorded in ATTO area.

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