The terrorists are trying to stop the advance of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. To do that they are accumulating forces and means in Horlivka for further their redeployment in the direction of the towns of Shakhtarsk, Torez and Snizhne, Censor.NET reports with reference to the press-center of the ATO.
"Changes in the operational situation as at 19.00 on August 11 - the flow of supplies of military hardware and ammunition from the territory of the Russian Federation has not stopped. Mortars and small arms were fired at the checkpoints near the village of Krasnyi Yar and Chernukhino. Mortars were fired at the infantry positions to the north-east of Donetsk," the statement says.
"The terrorists are trying to break out of the encirclement, which is tying like a noose around them. During the attempt to cross the checkpoint at the crossroads of Orlovo-Ivanov the ATO forces stopped a suspicious vehicle from which a grenade flew out. Despite the resistance, the criminals were killed," the headquarters of the ATO notes.
"Artillery and mortar fire at the ATO positions from the territory of the Russian Federation continues. In particular tanks and BM-21 Grad fire was twice opened at the infantry positions near the village of Stepanivka," the ATO HQ summed up.