Situation in Donbas escalated as Russian proxies attacked ATO forces with heavy artillery, tanks, AA-guns, and MLRS 91 times yesterday - Staff

The Russian occupation troops stepped up attacks on the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the anti-terrorrist operation (ATO) area.

As reported by Censor.NET, this was stated in the latest update by the ATO Staff press center as at 6 a.m. Aug. 29.

According to the Staff, 91 attacks were recorded over the past 24-hour period, including 46 at Donetsk, 25 at Luhansk, and 20 at Mariupol direction.

In particular, the enemy committed 11 artillery strikes on Nevelske, Avdiivka, Keramik, Pisky, Zaitseve, Dacha, and Kadema at Donetsk section of the front over the past day. More than 40 projectiles of 152-mm caliber and over 200 shells of 122-mm caliber hit the abovementioned towns and villages.

"The invaders used mortars of various calibers, grenade launchers and high-caliber machine guns at the section of the front between Nevelske and the northern edge of the Svitlodarsk salient. The positions in Kirove, Troitske, and the outskirts of Avdiivka were heavily mortared. The enemy repeatedly employed armored vehicles against the defenders of Verkhniotoretske and Luhanske, used anti-aircraft guns in Luhanske, and shelled the fortifications in Pisky and Kamianets with tanks. Sniper attacks were recorded in Verkhniotoretske, " the statement reads.

Watch more: Aftermath of 17 artillery strikes by Russian terrorists on Avdiivka's residential neighborhood published by observers. PHOTOS

According to the Staff, it was also not calm in the Luhansk region: "The positions in Novooleksandrivka, Krymske, and Stanytsia Luhanska were fired at with mortars, grenade launchers and machine guns. The armed provocations with the use of grenade launchers of various systems were committed in Novozvanivka, Popasna, and Zhovte. The enemy employed large-caliber machine guns in Zolote and infantry fighting vehicles in Zhovte. In addition, sniper attacks were recorded in Novozvanivka, Novooleksandrivka, Zolote, and Zhovte."

"The enemy shelled Krasnohorivka at Mariupol direction with a multiple launch rocket system yesterday morning. The positions in Shyrokyne were fired at with mortars, grenade launchers and machine guns. The enemy mortared Krasnohorivka, Pavlopil, and Taramchuk. Marinka was assaulted with grenade launchers and large-caliber machine guns while Talakivka and Hranitne with small arms. The occupants fired at fortifications in Talakivka with infantry fighting vehicle weapon. The enemy also carried out the aerial reconnaissance at this section of the front," the ATO Staff press center informed.

As reported, the Russian militants committed 76 assaults on the ATO forces ' positions Aug. 28.Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n403616