Despite the decreased number of shelling of the territory of Donetsk People’s Republic by Ukrainian military in the past 24 hours, the situation in the Republic remains tense. During the night Zaytsevo village near Gorlovka, Dokuchaevsk town south of Donetsk, Grigorovka, Kominternovo, Leninskoye and Sakhanka villages in the south of DPR came under Ukrainian fire.
10 122mm artillery shells were fired at Dokuchaevsk. Four villages on Mariupol direction came under intensive shelling. A house was damaged in Grigorovka village, two houses were damaged in Kominternovo, four – in Leninskoye village, another three residential buildings were damaged in Sakhanka village. Some of the houses burned downed or were fully destroyed. No human casualties were reported.
DPR recon registered positions of three self-propelled “Gvozdika” artillery guns near Avdeevka occupied by Ukrainian military north of Donetsk. West of Donetsk, near Krasnogorovka, four mortar detachments were discovered. Three D-30 howitzers and two “Grad” multiple launch rocket systems arrived to Granitnoye village. Positions of another four mortars were spotted on the Gorlovka direction in the area of Novgorodskoye village.
180 ceasefire violations occurred on August 21. Ukrainian punitive forces used artillery to shell DPR territory 157 times. Destroyed or damaged are 12 houses.