Russian proxies fire on civilian areas – ATO headquarters
A record number of violations of the Minsk agreements by militants along the contact line were recorded overnight, the press center for Anti-Terrorist Operation wrote on Facebook.
Russian occupants mostly stop the intensive shelling of residential areas and positions of the Ukrainian forces in the day time, as it is much more difficult in the night hours for the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission and the Joint Center for Control of Ceasefire to spot the direction, from where the shelling comes. Besides, it is easier for the Russian proxies to flee the crime scene at night, according to the ATO headquarters.
"At 01:10 Kyiv time, the Russian terrorists fired 152mm artillery on the village of Svitlodarsk. From 01:10, a tank was firing for half an hour on the village of Schastya toward Vesela Hora. From 02:15 – toward Donetsk and Spartak – the village of Opytne. For three hours, the Russian proxies were massively shelling Opytne using Grad BM-21 anti-aircraft rocket launchers, tanks and 120mm mortars," reads the report.
The Russian-terrorist forces fired Grad rockets on ATO forces near the village of Vodiane from the city of Donetsk at 02:30 Kyiv time and from the village of Spartak at 04:15 Kyiv time. From 02:20 Kyiv time, they were firing Grad rockets, tank shells, 122mm howitzers and 120mm mortars on ATO forces near the village of Opytne for more than half an hour.
Pro-Russian gangs fired 152mm and 122mm artillery, and 120mm mortars on the villages of Stanytsia Luhanska, Maiorske, Pervomaiske, Mukolaivka, Opytne, Pisky, Vodiane, Hranitne, Starohnativka and the town of Schastia. They also fired tank shells near the village of Opytne and the town of Krasnohorivka.
Enemy’s subversive reconnaissance group was spotted by ATO fighters at 15:00 near the village of Ktriakivka (Novoaidarsk district of Luhansk region) The group was forced to retreat following a 30-minute firefight.
"From 07:00 to 18:30 Kyiv time, combined Russian-terrorist forces were firing small arms and mortars on the positions of the Ukrainian troops near Kirove, Opytne, Schastya, Krymske and Mayorsk,” the ATO press center reported.