Clashes Continued in ATO Zone Last Night. Terrorists Unsuccessfully Tried to Regain Lost Positions - Tymchuk

On the night of August 16, fights continued in the ATO territory. Both Ukrainian troops and terrorists regrouped.

Speaker of the Information Resistance group Dmytro Tymchuk wrote it on his Facebook page, reffering to Information Resistance group data, Censor.NET informs.

"The militants used reserve equipment, including heavy armor. They tried to regain lost positions and counterattacked from their locations near Molodohvardiisk town towards Novosvitlivka and Khriashchuvate villages, yet, unsuccessfully. ATO forces consolidated their grip in the area, controlling the strategically important M04 highway and preparing to enter Luhask suburbs from the south, which would allow unblocking the Luhansk airport held by our units," Tymchuk said.

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According to him, clashes also continue near Luhansk, where ATO forces took preparatory steps to liberate the city.

The terrorists also started acting near H21 highway, moving towards Shakhtarsk and Snizhne towns and trying to regain the supply route for their Donetsk group. These counterattacks were repelled by the ATO forces; however, further actions of Ukrainian troops are now blocked by the enemy.

"Fights also continue in Donetsk. ATO forces are moving towards Horlivka and Yenakiieve. Yesterday, on August 15, having simulated an attack on Ilovaisk and distracting the militants, ATO forces surrounded an enemy group from the south near Mospino village," he added.

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According to the expert, terrorists continue firing at ATO forces positions. In particular:

ATO positions near Berezove and Orlovo-Ivanivka villages were shelled with BM-21 Grad rocket system once and twice respectively.
ATO positions at Donetsk airport and near Khrystoforivka village (Luhansk region) were mortared.
Positions near Novobakhmutivka, Vasylivka and Kuteinikovo villages were gun-fired.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n298254