During the whole day Ukrainian military shell Zaytsevo village. Periodically trench combat erupts in the south-western and northern edges of Gorlovka. The enemy uses heavy artillery, IFV guns, grenade launchers and small arms. DPR AA defense opens fire to suppress Ukrainian UAVs.
During the night Armed Forces of Ukraine shelled Krutaya Balka, Yasinovataya checkpoint area, Spartak, Staromikhailovka, Trudovskie and Aleksandrovka by artillery guns. In the evening trench combat with the use of artillery erupted in the area of Donetsk airport and Avdeevka industrial zone.
Six houses in Yasnoye village near Dokuchaevsk were damaged as a result of a shelling.
Oktyabr, Sakhanka and Bezymennoye villages on the Mariupol direction were under Ukrainian artillery fire.
DPR recon reports that artillery shells and other ammunition is being actively delivered to warehouses and positions of Ukrainian army by railroad and vehicles. In addition, a total of seven tanks and three “Grad” multiple rocket launchers arrived near Gorlovka and Yasinovataya. Up to 80 foreign mercenaries from Italy and France were spotted on the Kramatorsk airfield, where six helicopters of the enemy arrived yesterday. The mercenaries conduct reconnaissance operations at the frontline.
According to updated information, on October 19 Ukrainian army shelled frontline areas of the Republic 481 times, including 405 times by artillery. Zaytsevo and Gorlovka; Spartak, Staromikhailovka, Trudovskie and Aleksandrovka near Donetsk; Signalnoye near Dokuchaevsk; Oktyabr, Leninskoye and Sakhanka in the south of DPR were shelled.