Militants continue to use mortars of various calibers in Donbas – ATO HQ
Russia's hybrid military forces continue to use mortars of various calibers in eastern Ukraine at night, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.
"The situation in the ATO area has not changed significantly today. Traditionally, Russian-occupation forces minimize the shelling of our positions during the daytime. However, they continue to use mortars of various calibers at night," ATO HQ wrote on Facebook.
Read alsoEnemy Grad hits ATO forces in Shyrokine, Vodiane – HQIn the Luhansk sector, the occupiers fired 15 mortar rounds of 120mm caliber on the ATO strong points near the village of Krymske at around 1:00. They also used a grenade launcher and an 82mm mortar near the village of Pavlopil in the Mariupol sector, while firing a mortar and grenade launcher at the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Nevelske in the Donetsk sector.
"ATO forces suppressed severely by targeted fire all attempts to impose on Ukrainian soldiers a long-term confrontation," the report said.
The occupiers once again jeopardized the life and health of civilians neglecting all norms of international humanitarian law. At around 05:00, the enemy shelling in the area of the ATO positions near the village of Novoluhanske in the vicinity of Svitlodarsk hit the residential areas of the village. As a result, a gas pipe and a power line pylon were damaged in a residential building. Moreover, glass was broken; walls, fence and car were showered with shrapnel. Fortunately, none resident of the house was injured.