Russian proxies attack Ukrainian troops 109 times overnight
As the Trilateral Contact group started its work in Minsk at 16:00 on August 3, the combined Russian-separatist forces continued attacking Ukrainian army positions and residential areas in eastern Ukraine, with 109 such attacks reportedby the press center of the ATO overnight.
"From 18:00 Kyiv time on August 3 to midnight, the militants continued to fire banned weapons on ATO forces. Like in the previous days, the situation was most tense near Donetsk. At about 19:00 Kyiv time, the Russian mercenaries fired 120mm mortars twice on the town of Avdiyivka. From 22:10 until midnight, they were firing mortars on residential areas, where no ATO forces were located. In addition, at about 23:00 Kyiv time, the occupiers fired tank shells three times on our fortified positions in the village of Pisky," reads the press center's report published on Facebook on Tuesday.
At 20:00 Kyiv time, the militants fired 152mm artillery on the village of Vodiane. At 22:30 Kyiv time, they fired 122mm artillery and tank shells on the village of Pervomaiske. In addition, at 23:20 Kyiv time, the enemy fired 120mm mortars on residential buildings in the village of Opytne.
In the direction of Artemivsk, the enemy fired artillery on the village of Sanzharivka around midnight. In the area of Mariupol, the militants fired 152mm mortars and artillery on the village of Starohnativka.
"After midnight, in the early hours of Tuesday, August 4, Russian proxies concentrated their fire in Donetsk region and attacked the villages of Opytne and Vodiane, as well as the towns of Avdiyivka and Maryinka. At about 01:00 Kyiv time, a military clash between our troops and sabotage and reconnaissance group of the enemy took place near the village of Leninske in the direction of Artemivsk. Due to the skillful actions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the mercenaries were forced to retreat," the headquarters said.