Donbas: Ukrainian positions near Opytne shelled from anti-tank launchers
08:32, 5 August 2016

Donbas: Ukrainian positions near Opytne shelled from anti-tank launchers

Russia-backed militants step up aerial reconnaissance in Donetsk region

08:32, 5 August 2016


According to the anti-terrorist operation HQ, 42 attacks on Ukrainian positions have taken place since Thursday morning. Positions near Avdiivka and Nevelske were shelled from mortars, while enemy IFV opened fire near Zaitsevo and Nyzhnie Lozove. The emplacements near Opytne went under fire from anti-tank launchers. In Luhanske, Donetsk region, the mercenaries used IFVs and large caliber machineguns; hostile sniper fired there, too.

Ukrainian positions near Pavlopol were shelled from mortars; grenade launchers were fired near Krasnohorivka, Taramchuk and Hranitne (all in Donetsk region).

In Luhansk region, pro-Russian rebels opened fire on Novozvanivka and Lopaskyno, using RPGs and small arms.

Three drones were spotted over the period in the combat area.

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