The militants “congratulated” the Ukrainian fighters of Independence Day of intense shelling. Chronicle of the ATO

For August 24, when Ukraine celebrated its 26th Independence Day, in the area of ATO in the Donbas the militants continued to fire at positions of the Ukrainian army. On Thursday of shelling counted 22. At the time they injured three Ukrainian soldiers.

This is stated in the summary of the press center of staff ATO.

“At the end of the last day in the area ATO militants has not reduced armed provocations. After 18:00 the Russian occupation forces continued to use weapons, caliber exceeding 100 millimeters, and to active military operations in the area of Avdeyevka industrial zone. Here in the evening until nearly midnight fighters from Yasinovataya, Yakovlevka, Spartacus hit on our strongholds of rocket-propelled grenades, heavy machine guns and small arms. Such greetings for Independence Day of Ukraine our soldiers responded heavy fire. Also, militants fired at least 27 min caliber 82 millimeters near Trinity,” – said in the message.

On Lugansk the direction fighters beat with a 120 mm mortar at Ukrainian fortifications near Katerinovka. And 82-mm mortars, worked on the outskirts of Novooleksandrivka and Novotoshkivske. Near the village of Lugansk recorded the shelling with heavy machine guns.

On the Mariupol direction at the end of the day was relatively quiet. Only about 20:00 near the village of Taramchuk fighters opened fire from grenade launchers and small arms.

We will remind, with the beginning of today, August 25, the Donbas was to come “school” the ceasefire. Compliance with the agreement, the militants, the press center of the ATO has not yet reported.

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