The situation in ATO area is escalating, for the last days of the Russian occupation troops 96 times opened fire on positions of Ukrainian Armed Forces, using 122-mm and 152-mm artillery in all directions. This morning, August 18, in Facebook press center of staff ATO.
Most, 45 attacks recorded on Donetsk direction, 10 of them with heavy artillery. 6 times, the enemy opened artillery fire on Avdiivka fired more than 130 rounds of 122mm, the same caliber used in shootings Sands, Novoselivka Druha, the First of May, 4 dozen shells went to Luhansk.
Do not stop mortar and grenade attacks positions of the Ukrainian defenders across the boundary line in this direction. In the Novgorod and Zaitseve, the enemy used infantry fighting vehicles, in Novoselivka Druha anti-tank missile system. In the town showed himself to be a sniper.
On the Mariupol direction confirmed 32 cases of firing by the enemy. Of 122-mm he artillery shelled positions in Marinka, installation of caliber of 152 mm was used for fortifications in Sionita. In the area of Krasnogorovka front-Shirokino, the enemy is actively used mortars, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns. In Shirokino Russian occupants have deployed armored personnel carriers and BMP near Krasnogorovka. In Marinka intensified sniper.
In Luhansk of heavy artillery caliber of 122 mm enemy three times at the beginning and at the end of the day, used Popasnaya. Under the heavy artillery fire also hit novooleksandrivka. The artillery fire of the enemy was strengthened by mortar and grenade fire of the fortifications of the APU. In Gold, the village of the Luhansk and Crimean opened mostly RPG fire, in the Village of Lugansk besides engaged enemy armored vehicles. In Popasnaya and Novooleksandrivka recorded the activity of sniper pairs.
At the same time the headquarters of ATO claim that, despite the intensification of the enemy units of the ATO forces fully control the situation along the line of demarcation.
We will remind, on July 30 near Marinka in the Donetsk region two subversive groups of invaders attempted a breakthrough.
July 31, Ukrainian security forces repelled the enemy attack near Bogdanovka.
August 1, militants fired at positions of forces of ATO record number min.
On 4 August the Ukrainian intelligence warned about the «threat of intensifying offensive or RAID actions of the invaders to expand the territories under their control».
August 7, the Ukrainian military repelled an attack by saboteurs near Starognatovki.
August 8, occupiers staged an unprecedented shelling in Shyrokyne.
On August 11, President Petro Poroshenko instructed to lead on high alert all units in areas admingranitsy the Crimea and the Donbass.
On 14 August, the militants tried to seize a foothold in the area of Novoaleksandrovka.
Also in the Donbass has moved missile division 60-th separate motorized rifle brigade of the armed forces, which is seen by intelligence as to the growing threat of terrorism.
Area ATO: 96 attacks, the militants are firing in all directions 18.08.2016