August 23 "Essence of Time" unit in Donbass report (with map)

23.08.2016, DPR.

Last night the capital of Donetsk People’s Republic was massively shelled by Ukrainian punitive forces. First Kievsky district in the north of Donetsk was shelled by 152mm artillery guns. Then Petrovsky district in the west of the city came under artillery fire.

Yet again the building of “Shakhterochka” kindergarten near the frontline was damaged as a result of shelling. Seven houses were also damaged. Residential areas of Petrovsky district and Tekstilhik microdistrict, as well as Cheliuskintsev, Skochinskogo and Abakumova mines lost access to power supply. The damage to power lines was repaired thanks to rapid actions of Donetsk utility services.

Ukrainian army fired 290 shells at frontline areas of the Republic during the past day. Artillery was used 261 times. According to DPR Defense Ministry, one serviceman was killed, another one was injured.

Recon spotted the arrival of nine “Giatsint” self-propelled artillery guns to Konstantinovka. Three “Grad” multiple-launch rocket systems were discovered near Novgorodskoye village on the Gorlovka direction. Four mortar squads were uncovered in Novotroitskoye village of Volnovakha region.


“Essence of Time” unit in Donbass

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