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ATO Spokesperson: Yesterday, enemy shelling of Ukrainian positions were strongest since the Battle of Debaltseve

25.08 17:27

Independence Day of Ukraine was marked with a further aggravation of the military situation across the boundary line. In the evening, in Stanytsia Luhanska which is in the Luhansk sector, militants shelled ATO forces twice. It was quite in the area of Shyrokyne. Near the Bakhmut road, across the front line stretching from Krymske to Novotoshkivske, militants applied mortars, 152-mm artillery and a tank. The number of shells fired at Ukrainian positions summed up to dozens. A similar situation occurred in Popasna, where the enemy used 152-mm howitzers for several times.

In the Donetsk sector, military situation was much more difficult. Russia-backed militants used heavy weapons – tanks, mortars, and cannons – across the front line stretching from Troitske to Krasnohorivka, both day and night. Traditionally, militants shelled not only Ukrainian positions at the front line, but also in the rear with heavy artillery.

In Shyrokyne that is in the Mariupol sector, at dawn, the enemy shelled Ukrainian positions having released within one hour over 120 shells. In the evening, enemy mortar attacks were held in Krasnohorivka, Novohryhorivka, Starohnativka and Shyrokyne. Also, militants were actively violating cease-fire regime in other areas of the frontline, especially Maryinka and at the front line stretching from Pavlopil to Vodiane.

Yesterday in the ATO area, three flights of enemy UAVs were recorded.

Over the previous day, Ukrainian Armed Forces did not incur any casualties; three Ukrainian servicemen were wounded in action.

Yesterday, confirmed losses of the enemy made up to seven wounded militants.


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