As reported by Censor.NET, this was stated by the ATO Staff press center in its situation report as at 6 a.m. Aug. 15.
According to the Staff, 23 attacks were registered at the Donetsk direction, 28 near Mariupol and eight in the Luhansk region.
"At the Donetsk direction, defenders of Avdiivka came under mortar, grenade launcher and machine-gun fire as occupants employed Minsk-banned mortars. Terrorists fired automatic grenade launchers, 82-mm mortars and heavy machine guns on positions in the area of the Svitlodarsk salient. Leninske was hit with machine guns and grenade launchers, and an enemy sniper was active in Verkhniotoretske," the report notes.
As also reported, at the Mariupol direction, occupants employed 122-mm artillery against Novoselivka, 82-mm mortars, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns against Taramchuk. In Marinka and Talakivka, terrorists delivered mortar, machine gun and small arms fire, while Vodiane, Hnutove and Shyrokyne were hit with grenade launchers. In the vicinity of Krasnohorivka, Starohnativka and Bohdanivka, militants continued provocations, using small arms. Moreover, the enemy actively used armored vehicles near Shyrokyne, Talakivka, Marinka and Vodiane.
"In the Luhansk region, Ukrainian positions near Popasna came under 122-mm self-propelled gun and 120-mm mortar attack. ATO fighters in Novooleksandrivka and Novozvanivka were hit with 82-mm mortars, heavy machine-guns, automatic grenade launchers and small arms. Sniper activity has been registered for the third day in a row near Zhovte," the Staff notes.
Additionally, terrorists tried to capture an ATO strong point in the area of Novooleksandrivka: "At around 10:10 a.m., from the direction of Kalynove, an enemy subversive group of three to six people approached at a distance of 100 meters and opened heavy machine gun and small arms fire. The clash lasted for 20 minutes. Having suffered losses, the enemy retreated."
As previously reported, the OSCE is concerned about the situation near the Svitlodarsk- Debaltseve road: 48 percent of all cease-fire violations have been recorded in this area.