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

23.10.2016, DPR.

The intensity of shelling on the main parts of the frontline remains high. Ukrainian army continues to shell frontline districts of DPR by artillery.

The situation is difficult near Gorlovka. By the evening intensive trench combat started in the area of Zaytsevo village. Ukrainian army fires tanks, artillery, grenade launchers and small arms. The fire is being adjusted with the help of UAVs.

Two civilians received multiple shrapnel wounds as a result of artillery shelling of Trudovskie village in the south-west of the capital. The victims are hospitalized. The situation is tense in the area of Yasinovataya checkpoint.

A direct hit of a shell destroyed a house on Babenko street in Sakhanka village. There were no casualties.

DPR recon registered the positions of two Ukrainian army mortars near Mayorsk (Gorlovka direction). Another two mortar crews were spotted near occupied Avdeevka (Donetsk direction). Ukrainian commanders reinforced the group of Ukrainian forces near Mariupol with the 45th independent airborne-assault battalion, as well as militants of Nazi “Azov”, “Aydar” and “Right Sector” gangs due to losses of personnel. Because of this DPR Operations Command warns of new provocations in the south of the Republic.

According to updated information, on October 22 Ukrainian army violated the ceasefire 446 times, including 282 times by artillery systems. Zaytsevo and Gorlovka, Spartak, Staromikhailovka, Trudovskie, Aleksandrovka and Sakhanka were shelled.


Essence of Time unit in Donbass

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