Censor.NET reports citing press officer of the Ukrainian side of the JCCC Colonel Vadym Bakai.
The Center's experts recorded another fact of residential area (Krasnohorivka) shelling with Grad MLRSes and 82-mm mortars by the Russian side on Aug. 27. Houses have been damaged.
As a general trend, the volume of civilian shelling by pro-Russian terrorists with the use of heavy artillery and mortars has increased. As a rule, this tactics is used by the enemy to provoke hatred towards Ukrainian Armed Forces among local residents. They are also aiming at forcing the Ukrainian side to retaliate, which will allow accusing the Ukrainian side of using banned weapons.
On average in August, pro-Russian gangs employed mortars and artillery systems 36 to 67 times daily, using 230-280 projectiles and 89-120 shells per day.
According to the Ukrainian side of the JCCC, the enemy violates the cease-fire about 400-450 times per week, 160-170 cases of which are employing Minsk-banned weapons. These rates have persisted for a while now, the experts say.
Another trend of pro-Russian militant's crimes is conducting fire tasks from residential areas of cities and towns. The illegal armed gangs open fire from neighborhoods of Donetsk, Horlivka, Makiivka, Yasynuvata.
As a rule, the 'hottest' areas are those that are most easily accessible by the enemy in terms of artillery employment.
In addition, industrial infrastructure of Donetsk, Horlivka and Makiivka allows the illegal armed gangs creating, maintaining, and replenishing artillery ammunition warehouses.
JCCC will continue recording all violations of the Minsk agreements by the enemy and provide information about the pro-Russian militants' crimes in the Donbas.
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