Russian proxies attack Ukrainian troops 95 times overnight

10:01, 14 August 2015
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The combined Russian-separatist forces shelled Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 95 times on August 13, using banned weapons, namely Grad multiple rocket launchers, the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) wrote on Facebook on Friday.


"The Russian proxies started firing Grad multiple rocket launchers at about 22:00 Kyiv time on ATO fortified positions near the villages of Talakivka, Pavlopil, and Starohnativka close to the Ukrainian-controlled city of Mariupol. They also fired 152mm artillery systems on Starohnativka and Talakivka. From 18:00 to midnight, the militants attacked the village of Novotroitske twice, using 120mm mortars," the report says.

The enemy launched attacks with Grad rockets on the town of Avdiyivka at 23:00 Kyiv time and on the village of Opytne at 23:30 and 23:35 Kyiv time. In addition, at the end of the day, they fired 152mm artillery systems on the villages of Vodiane, Kamianka, Novobakhmutivka, and Pervomaiske.

"At about 22:00 Kyiv time, the occupiers started firing mortars and 152mm artillery systems on ATO forces in the village of Zaitseve in the Artemivsk sector. It is worth noting that the enemy continues to shell civilian buildings, deliberately destroying infrastructure in Donbas. At 17:10 Kyiv time, the militants started using grenade launchers and heavy machine guns to shell the village of Shyrokyne, and at 21:52 Kyiv time they were firing Grad rockets on Avdiyivka and Opytne," the press center said.

"From midnight to 06:00 Kyiv time on August 14, the Kremlin-backed mercenaries were using banned artillery nine times. They fired Grad rockets on ATO forces in Vodiane four times and in Opytne three times. In addition, they used multiple rocket launchers once to shell the town of Krasnohorivka and the village of Zaitseve," the press center said.

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