Over the past day about 50 attacks on the positions Ukrainian troops were recorded, in particular:
– In the direction of Donetsk – 22 attacks,
– In the direction Luhansk – 11
– In the direction Debaltseve – 10
– In the direction of Mariupol – 3
– In the direction of Pervomaisk – 1.
The total number of attacks by Russian-terrorist forces since the beginning of the so-called “ceasefire” has exceeded 3,580.
In the Petrovskyi district of Donetsk, 3 “wandering” insurgent 120mm mortars have been reported, transported on board of vehicles. After firing, the details quickly fold and leave the firing positions. Groups of shooters are providing cover for the mortar details. Enemy MLRS positions in the area have also been recorded.
By the Putilovsky Bridge in Donetsk, divisions of Russian-terrorist forces continue to arrive. At least 3 tanks with crews of Russian mercenaries have been reported. Ammunition is being delivered from the southern direction through Torez.
Near the district of Yakovlivka, 2 enemy batteries of cannon artillery (122-mm howitzer D-30) are firing on the positions of Ukrainian troops to the south of Avdiivka and near the ring road. Firing is done with spotting and target reconnaissance. In this area, Russian officers are carrying out effective firing control.
In the district of Hranitne, Russian-terrorist troops made new attempts to advance small groups toward Starohnativka [Donetsk Oblast]. These attempts have ended in failure. The enemy groups were discovered in time by Ukrainian troops, and fired upon.
“Wandering” enemy tanks appeared in the area of Vuhlehirsk–Debaltseve. Their crews take firing positions covertly, fire 5-6 shots, and then perform a sharp departure, under cover provided by mortar and machine-gun details, who are firing on the positions of Ukrainian troops. In the area of Vuhlehirsk, Ukrainian troops knocked out one of these tanks, then finished it off with a grenade launcher.
In the district of Telmanove, a “combined battle group” of Russian-terrorist forces arrived. It’s composed of Russian “Cossacks” with the support of several BMP [infantry fighting vehicles] and two tanks.
From the side of Mykolaivka and Vesela Hora the opponent is delivering mortar fire on the positions of Ukrainian troops in the area of Stanytsa Luhansk and Trokhizbenka. The quality of fire by the enemy mortar operators is low. Ukrainian artillery opened return fire on the militants twice after the latter hit the residential sector of Trokhizbenka.
Dmitry Tymchuk, Head of the Center for Military and Political Research, Coordinator of the Information Resistance group
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine