The militants minimized the use of 100mm (and larger) mortars and artillery. At the same time, illegal armed groups mainly used small arms to provoke Ukrainian soldiers.
Censor.NET reports citing the ATO press center.
According to the report, isolated facts of the violations of the Minsk Agreements were recorded at 6 p.m. Thus, the Ukrainian Army's positions at the town of Avdiivka, Krasnohorivka village, and Dutivka were shelled with 120mm mortars by the militants.
In the Luhansk region, the terrorists fired at the ATO forces' strongholds near Stanytsia Luhanska village from mortars, rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns around 9 p.m. At 11 p.m., the Army's positions at the village of Krymske were fired from a tank.
Terrorists shelled residential neighborhood of Popasna with SP guns, - ATO speaker
In the Artemivsk sector, the terrorists shelled Ukrainian soldiers' positions in Popasna town with 120mm mortars at 7:30 p.m.
In the Mariupol sector, the ATO forces' positions at the village of Hranitne have been fired from small arms between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
In general, during Aug.23 the militants violated the cease-fire for about 78 times. The terrorists fired from artillery (twice), mortars (12 times), and grenade launchers (30 times).
Situation in Donbas deteriorated: terrorists attacked Opytne, Marinka, Avdiivka, Krasnohorivka, and Pisky, - ATO press-center
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