"Changes in the operational situation as of 19.00, August 12. The militants continue to fire at the ATO positions, including from the territory of the Russian Federation. According to a source, shelling of the residential areas, "green corridors" and Ukrainian soldiers has turned particularly cynical. Command of the Russian Armed forces made a criminal decision about deploying artillery sections from different districts of the Russian Federation and student-gunners to the frontier zone with Ukraine. The crews are conducting the shelling of the above mentioned objectives," the statement says.
"The illegal armed formations in the territory of Ukraine continue to resist the ATO forces. In turn, our troops continue activities to block the militant groups from the main transport communication with Russia as well as final encirclement of Luhansk. Militants are pulling last effort trying to control the towns of Ilovaisk, Horlivka, Shakhtarsk, Yenakieve," the statement notes.
The positions of infantry and paratroopers near Verhunskyi Roziizd, Zemliane, Veselyi Yar and Verkhnia Krynka were fired at with the use of artillery, mortars and small arms. During the day a checkpoint near Sabivka village was shot at. An escort car near Kumachev blew up on a land mine.
The roadblocks near Nizhneteple and infantry positions near Stepanivka came under from the territory of Russia two times.