Ukrainian military fired 260 artillery shells at Donetsk People’s Republic during the past night. Golmovsky and Zaytsevo villages north of Gorlovka, Yasinovataya outskirts and Trudovskie village west of Donetsk, Elenovka and Styla near Dokuchaevsk, Kominternovo and Sakhanka villages in the south of DPR came under Ukrainian army fire.
Every evening and night intensive trench warfare takes place in Zaytsevo village, divided between the conflicting sides. Today yet another house was destroyed by a 152mm artillery shell, another several buildings were damaged. Two local water supply pumping stations were damaged in Golmovsky village nearby.
This morning a civilian was lightly wounded by a shrapnel in Petrovsky district of Donetsk during a shelling. A gas pipeline was damaged on Lieutenant Nikolenko, Urozhaynaya and Karnavalnaya streets in the same district.
A total of 30 houses were damaged during the night shelling in the Republic. Zaytsevo village near Gorlovka and Styla village in Starobeshevsky region received the most damage.
DPR recon continues to report facts of the presense of heavy hardware of Ukrainian army at the contact line. “Grad” multiple launch rocket system, three “Akatsiya” self-propelled guns, three “Gvozdika” self-propelled guns and three 122mm mortars were spotted in Granitnoye village. Six D-30 howitzers were spotted in Dzerzhinsk. Three Ukrainian army tanks were spotted near Avdeevka.
During the previous day, August 19, Ukrainian punitive forces violated the ceasefire 480 times, 435 times by artillery.