Militants use "scorched earth policy" near Krasnohorivka

21:29, 26 August 2015
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Russian proxies mostly used small arms against the positions of the government forces throughout the day, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation.


"On August 26, from midnight to 18:00 Kyiv time, the situation in the ATO zone remained stable. The Russian-terrorist groups continued firing on our positions mainly from small arms, in an attempt to draw our forces into a more active phase of military confrontation. Several cases of use of arms exceeding a 100mm caliber were also recorded," reads the report.

According to the press center, militants fired 122mm artillery on the Ukrainian positions in Opytne near Donetsk around midnight. They also used tanks and 120 mm mortars. Around 14:00 Kyiv time, terrorists fired 120mm mortar shells on residential areas in Krasnohorivka, pursuing the ‘scorched earth policy’.”

Read alsoMilitants again attack Stanytsia Luhanska, damage gas pipeline, power linesOur troops near Zaitseve came under enemy fire from a 152mm artillery on Artemivsk direction around midnight. Militants also fired on ATO forces near Luhanske with 122mm artillery at 13:10 Kyiv time, and used 120mm mortars from 14:25 Kyiv time.

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