The enemy continues to carry out a fire on the ATO forces, including from Minsk agreements prohibited weapons. As reported by the Main intelligence Directorate of the defense Ministry in Facebook, the greatest number of attacks recorded in the area of responsibility of tactical group «Donetsk».
Moreover, the enemy carries out amplification and rotation of advanced units, the replenishment of ammunition and improving the fortification equipment of positions in the areas of:
Slavic. To firing positions near the settlement Lower lozove transferred to mortar battery from the 7 separate motorized rifle brigade (debaltseve) 2 AK (Lugansk) of the armed forces, are deployed in the field network communication and observation posts.
Donetsk. Through the settlement of Makeyevka in the direction of N. p. Yasinovataya displaced four tractor T-72 tanks and 11 trucks with ammunition and personnel. In the industrial area of the settlement Avdeevka, to the rear of the best units of the 11 separate motorized rifle regiment (Kiev) 1 AK (Donetsk) of the armed forces arrived a detachment of the Federal service of national guard troops of the Russian Federation;
Mariupol. Implemented the mining area prior to the position of artillery units of the separate motorized infantry 9 assault Marines (Novoazovsk) 1 AK (Donetsk) of the armed forces and the rotation of its units in the areas of settlement of Kominternovo, Water, Sahanka;
Novoaydarsky. From the area of N. p. Lugansk in the direction of the settlement mykolaivka moved a tank company of 2 separate motorized rifle brigade (Lugansk) 2 AK (Lugansk) of the armed forces.
Recorded another loss of personnel and units 1 (Donetsk) and 2 (Sevastopol), the army corps of the armed forces.
During the day killed three and injured seven servicemen of the 11th separate cavalry regiment (Kiev), 9 private infantry assault Marines (Novoazovsk) and 3 separate motorized rifle brigade (Gorlovka) 1 AK (Donetsk) of the armed forces.
The greatest losses suffered 11 separate motorized rifle regiment (Kiev) 1 AK armed forces, units of which were active in shelling forces ATO near N. p. Avdeevka and tried to carry out a sabotage action.
The Ukrainian side provided information to representatives of the Special monitoring mission of the OSCE about the presence of tanks, artillery systems and 122-mm MLRS «Grad» in regions of n of the item Gorlovka, Yakovlevka, Luhansk, Verkhnetulomskoe (former October), Debaltseve (a former Commune), Donetsk and Dokuchaevsk.
Exploration notes the growing discontent of the local population of the temporarily occupied territories of Eastern Ukraine by the presence and actions of Russian occupation troops.
17 July soldiers 1 separate motorized rifle brigade (Komsomolsk) 1 AK (Donetsk), during a spontaneous meeting against the deployment of firing positions of artillery units in residential areas of the city were seriously wounded from firearms of three local residents. To conceal this fact, the Russian occupational command has been actively spreading rumors that the shooting of local residents had already done a dismissed soldier in a state of mental disorder.
As previously noted in the headquarters of the ATO, for the last days of the Russian occupation forces 64 times opened fire at positions of forces of anti-terrorist operation. Over all, 40 attacks were recorded in the Donetsk area.
Intelligence: the invaders are losing, in the Komsomol to disperse the rally opened fire on the residents 18.07.2016