Over the past day, Russian-terrorist troops fired about 50 times at the positions of ATO forces.

The most intense – in the Luhansk, Donetsk and Debaltseve directions (18, 17, and 11 attacks, respectively).

Russian occupants and illegal armed groups applied fire strikes on the positions of Ukrainian troops and civilian objectives in the district of the settlements of Stanytsia Luhanska – 7 times, Pisky – 5, Krimske – 4, Krasnohorivka, Nikishyne, Chornukhyne – 3 strikes each.

Russian-terrorist forces strengthened their frontline positions in the Petrovsky, Kyivskyi and Kirovskyi districts of Donetsk, as well as in the area of Spartak. Virtually all of the “internal” checkpoints in these areas are removed and personnel redeployed “to the frontline.”

The same situation is observed in the district of Makiivka. As well, in the north-eastern outskirts of Makiivka, the enemy has equipped its emplacements for artillery, but most of the actual artillery units are located in the heart of enemy defenses and are moved forward only to apply fire strikes, after which they are led back. Involved in the strikes are 2-3 units (batteries) of conventional and rocket artillery.

As a result of the actions of Ukrainian troops, one of the foremost enemy positions in the district of Spartak was destroyed – and one between the settlements of Pisky and Krasnohorivka. After this, the enemy launched a massive bombardment of heavy infantry weapons onto the positions of Ukrainian troops in these areas.

By the left flank of the Debaltseve springboard (District of Chornukhyne), after a failed assault, the enemy brought in fresh formations. From the districts of Stakhanov and Alchevsk, armored vehicles were transferred (up to 6 tanks and 10 other armored vehicles).

In the district of Elenovka [Donetsk, Stanytsia Olenivka], Russian-terrorist troops continue to equip the area of concentration. In the destroyed base camp, they continue to carry out engineering activities.

 

Dmitry Tymchuk, Head of the Center for Military and Political Research, Coordinator of the Information Resistance group 

Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine