Russian proxies attack Ukrainian troops 127 times overnight
The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 127 times overnight, the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) wrote on its Facebook page on Monday.
"The last day in the Donbas conflict zone differed from the previous days of the past weeks by the largest number of militant attacks on our positions. From 18:00 Kyiv time to midnight on August 10, the enemy was intensifying fire along the demarcation line. At about 18:00 Kyiv time on August 9, the occupiers fired mortars and small arms on our fortified position near the village of Novhorodske not far from the militant-held city of Donetsk. In the evening, they also fired 120mm mortars twice on the town of Avdiyivka, and at midnight it was attacked by tanks. From 19:00 to almost 01:00, the mercenaries fired 122mm artillery systems on the town of Krasnohorivka," the report says.
The situation in the Artemivsk sector is also tense. From 21:40 to 22:00, the militants fired Grad multiple rocket launchers from the village of Kalynove on ATO forces in the village of Troitske. At 21:45 Kyiv time, they also were firing Grad rockets on the Ukrainian troops in the village of Rozsadky.
"Illegal armed groups fired mortars and 122mm artillery systems four times on the village of Krymske in Luhansk region from 23:00 to 00:30. At around midnight, the Russian proxies started firing artillery systems and mortars on ATO forces and residential areas in the village of Starohnativka near the Ukrainian-held city of Mariupol," the press center said.
"After midnight, the militants continued intensifying fire in Donetsk region. They fired banned artillery systems and mortars on the villages of Opytne, Vodiane, and Pisky [near the destroyed Donetsk airport]. In addition, a total of 400 militants, who used 122mm artillery systems, tanks, armored vehicles, and small arms, made an unsuccessful attempt to break through our defense line near the village of Starohnativka in the Mariupol sector at about 04:00 Kyiv time on August 10," the press center said.