In the combat zone in Donbas, Russian-terrorist troops continue an intensive shelling of the positions of Ukrainian troops. In 24 hours, 72 instances of attacks were recorded. The shelling was mostly from mortars (27 attacks) and cannon artillery (16 attacks), the enemy continues to actively use MRLS (6 bombardments).
The most difficult situation is in the settlements of Donetsk, Mariinka, Trudviske, Krasnohorivka, Pisky, Chornukhyne, Debaltseve, Popasna, Nykyhyno, Maloorlivka, Hranitne, Shchastya, Smile, Stanitsa, Mariupol, Luhansk.
In the raion [district] of Smile, there was an attack on a convoy of Ukrainian troops; the attack was repulsed. Later in the same area, there was an assault with firearms on an ATO [anti-terrorism operation] headquarters vehicle.
Attacks by insurgents on civilian objectives continue. According to preliminary data, in the past 24 hours, 2 civilians were killed and 3 wounded.
In the village of Debaltseve a group of insurgents tried to capture the electrical power supply substation with firearms. The attack was repelled.
In the Olhinka-Hranitne district, Ukrainian troops have completed the formation of a line of defense capable of providing defense in the directions of Volnovakha, although in this area (e.g. Novotroitske, Hranitne) there continues to be recorded activity of DRG [Russian sabotage and intelligence units] enemy shelling onto the positions of Ukrainian troops.
In the coastal area (near Mariupol), active raiding and reconnaissance actions of the Russian-terrorist forces have been recorded. The checkpoints and outposts of Ukrainian forces in the villages of Mariupol, Sartana, and Lebedynske were shelled by cannon artillery and mortar fire.
In Stakhanov, insurgents began to conduct searches in local schools. All Ukrainian symbols are being destroyed. The terrorist leadership promises that all Ukrainian literature will be removed, and instead, Russian textbooks will be imported.
From 6:00 pm yesterday (09.27.2014) there has been a sharp intensification of attacks by Russian-terrorist troops on the positions of Ukrainian forces.
From 6.00 am today, 9 attacks on the positions of Ukrainian troops were recorded. [Editor: until the 9:00 am time of this post].
Ukrainian troops open fire only in response – and only during attempts by Russian troops and insurgent groups to storm their positions.
At the same time there were instances of shelling of insurgent positions by other Russian-terrorist units. Bombardments used include cannon artillery, mortars and multiple rocket launcher systems. Similar cases have been recorded in the area Kirovske, Fashchivka, Zhdanivka.
Dmitry Tymchuk, Coordinator, Information Resistance
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine