Militants keep using mortars, infantry fighting vehicles, reactive artillery, tanks and other heavy weapons, as states the ATO press center. “Militants again fired on positions of Ukrainian military objects and civilian facilities using the prohibited by Minsk agreements rocket systems of volley fire BM-21 "Grad," according to General Kremenetsky; he also added that multiple rocket launchers were directed against residential areas, Troitske, Pervomaisk, Kalynove (Luhansk region).
"From early March, militants fired more than Ukrainian with "Grads" for more than 135 times," he stated.
The number of ceasefire violations observed at and around Donetsk direction remains the most frequent. Vodiane, Avdiivka, Pisky, Mariinka, Opytne, Avdiivka, Kirove, Dzerzhynsk, Zaitseve, Horlivka, Krasnohorivka, Pervomaiske, Odradivka, Nevelske, Chemarlyk, Hranitne, Starohnativka, Razsadky faced severe outburst, states ATO press center.
In Luhansk region, Shchastia, Stanytsia Luhanska, Troitske, Krasnyi Yar, Orihove, Triohizbenka, Krymske, Syze, Zolote, Popasna, Novozvanivka, Sanzharivka were hit by a shelling. Pervomaisk remains the most dangerous spot of the region. “Fragments of the rocket found on the soil indicated that the impacts were caused by a multiple launched rocket system (MLRS) caliber of 122mm (BM-21Grad type). The warhead stuck in the ground while the rest of the body was protruded,” states the Special Monitoring Mission OSCE in the report.
While holding lines in bloody war, one Ukrainian soldier died August 8, another nine were injured. August 9, when the ceasefire was violated for 127 times, one killed and ten more wounded.