“Essence of Time” unit in Donbass report for August 16 (with map)

Last night Ukrainian army fired 229 artillery shells at the territory of Donetsk People’s Republic. Zaytsevo and Shyrokaya Balka villages near Gorlovka, Vasilevka, Mineralnoye and Avdeevka industrial zone near Yasinovataya Veseloye, Trudovskie and Aleksandrovka on the outskirts of Donetsk, Dokuchaevsk, as well as Belaya Kamenka, Staromarievka, Lukovo and Sakhanka villages in the south of the Republic came under fire.

Eight houses in Zaytsevo, Yasinovataya, Dokuchaevsk and villages of Telmanovo region were damaged by night shelling. The degree of damage varies from direct hits to damage to facades and glass windows. Shelling of Kotovskogo street in Dokuchaevsk damaged a house, power lines and gas pipe.
Recon of the Republic reports a large concentration of military hardware in Volnovakha region near Novotroitskoye village, occupied by Ukrainian army. The group includes 58 tanks and self-propelled artillery guns, as well as infantry fighting vehicles. The second large group of tanks, “Msta” self-propelled artillery guns and “Grad” multiple-launch rocket systems was uncovered in Petrovka village on the Gorlovka direction. Two “Gvozdika” self-propelled guns and two “Rapira” anti-tank guns arrived to Belaya Kamenka. Two “Akatsiya” howitzers were spitted in Granitnoye. Two “Grad” systems, three tanks and three “Gvozdika” self-propelled artillery guns are in Obilnoye.
According to latest data, Ukrainian punitive forces opened fire 578 times at frontline territories of DPR, out of which 473 times by tanks, artillery and mortars.

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