Number of attacks decreased in the ATO zone
14:24, 19 August 2015

Number of attacks decreased in the ATO zone

Militants less and less use the heavy arms - ATO press center

14:24, 19 August 2015

Number of attacks carried out by militants has significantly decreased in recent days, states ATO spokesman Andriy Lysenko. “Some three days ago we had more than 150 attacks,” he said.

In Luhansk region, Stanytsia Luhanska, Krymske, Shchastia, were fired with mortars and grenade launchers, states ATO press center. During the hostilities in Stanytsia Luhanska one civilian was hurt; also a gas pipeline is damaged. Firing took place in Luhanske, Zaitseve, Horlivka, Mariinka, Berezove, Novmykhailivka, Chemarlyk, Shyrokyno, in Donetsk region. Russian-backed militants attacked Avdiivka with “Grad” multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) rockets.

Three Ukrainian soldiers were wounded and no one was killed.


Ukrainian position in east of Mariupol are safely fortified; it prevents the direct combat clashes. The number of the fortification objects along the three lines of defense amounted to 268 objects. State Border Service (SBS) has completed the preparations for a unilateral border demarcation with Russia, SBS Deputy Chairman Vasyl Servatiuk.

There are 380 km of anti-tank ditches along the border with Russia, states SBS.

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