Two marines died on Starohnativka-Hranitne frontline
13:55, 26 August 2015

Two marines died on Starohnativka-Hranitne frontline

Another ten Ukrainian soldiers are wounded as a result of shelling

13:55, 26 August 2015

ATO press center informs on worsening of the situation between Donetsk-Dnipropetrovsk and Donetsk-Zaporizhia highways. Starohnativka-Hranitne frontline faced mortar attacks, particularly, Lebedynske and Sopyne occurred under the militants’ fire. Two Ukrainian marines were killed here as a result of shelling with howitzers, mortars and antitank guided missile. Ten Ukrainian soldiers were wounded for the last 24 hours.


The situation in Donetsk region remains tensed. Populated areas of Avdiivka were shelled with mortars, several houses and power lines were damaged here. One hostile shell erupted on the playground, states ATO spokesperson Anriy Lysenko. Heavy weapons were targeted against governmental forces in Opytne, Pisky, Vodiane. Ukrainian positions along the Rozsadky-Luhanske-Lozove frontline were shelled with 152mm guns. ATO forces along Horlivka-Donetsk frontline faced only two artillery attacks. 

Low-intensity warfare took place near Shchastia, Orihove, Stanytsia Luhanska, and Krymske, Luhansk region.

ATO press center also witnessed five drones in the sky of the ATO zone.

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