August 18 "Essence of Time" unit report (with map)

18.08.2016, DPR.

Last night Ukrainian military fired 113 122mm and 152mm artillery shells at frontline areas of Donetsk People’s Republic. They also fired mortars, infantry fighting vehicle guns, grenade launchers and small arms. Zaytsevo village and Gorlovka, Vasilevka, Mineralnoye, Yakovlevka villages, Avdeevka industrial zone and Yasinovataya outskirts, Trudovskie and Aleksandrovka villages west of Donetsk, Elenovka, Yasnoye village near Dokuchaevsk came under fire. At least 20 buildings were damaged, three of them caught fire.

Two power lines were damaged by night shelling in Gorlovka, approximately 80 electrical substations lost power supply. Two houses on Elena Kolesova street are destroyed. Electrical substation and a warehouse are damage on Rumyantseva mine. Six miners were inside the mine during the shelling. There are no human casualties.

Two houses on Kurortnaya street, a cafe and electrical pylon was damaged as a result of shelling of Yasinovataya. Yet again a watch post of the Joint Center for Ceasefire Control and Coordination came under Ukrainian army fire. A non-residential building near the post caught fire as a result of a direct hit.

Four houses on Lenina and Kirova streets were damaged in Aleksandrovka village on the western outskirt of Donetsk.

One apartment building and one house were damaged in Yasnoye village near Dokuchaevsk.

DPR recon spotted new positions of Ukrainian military and the movement of military hardware banned by Minsk Agreements at the contact line. One “Grad” multiple-launch rocket systems and four 122mm mortars were uncovered near Granitnoye village. Three “Gvozdika” self-propelled artillery guns were uncovered in Novotroitskoye area near Volnovakha. Movement of three enemy tanks was spotted in Novogrigorovka village near Debaltsevo. Approximately 400 servicemen of “Goryn” battalion arrived to Donskoye village of Volnovakha district. Ukrainian army continues to conduct reconnaissance by drones along all of the frontline.

According to latest data, Ukrainian punitive forces fired 428 shells at DPR territory on August 17, 388 of these were artillery shells.


“Essence of Time” unit in Donbass

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