Ukraine war updates: daily briefings as of June 22, 2016

Ukraine war updates from the war zone in southeast Ukraine as of June 22, 2016 by ATO HQ operational data and Presidential Administration spokesman on ATO issues briefing: EMPR highlights.

(1) Russian armed forces opened fire 28 times upon Ukrainian troops positions in the war zone in southeast Ukraine during the last 24 hours, in particular: 2 times on Luhansk direction, 13 times on Donetsk direction and 13 times on Mariupol direction;
(2) Luhansk direction: Russian armed forces continue firing at Novozvanivka with APC, grenade launchers and small arms;
(3) Donetsk direction: the enemy used heavy fire across several areas; in particular, Russian artillery were used in Mayorsk; Russian occupiers released 130 mines from mortar launchers upon Ukrainian defenders in Troytske; Russian forces fulfilled massive shelling with the use of forbidden 152-mm artillery, heavy cannons, grenade launchers and machine guns in Avdiivka industrila area; Ukrainian positions in Butovka mine came under the enemy’s attacks from mortars of forbidden 82-mm caliber; in addition, occupiers fulfilled attacks with automatic grenade launchers at Verkhnyotoretske and Luhanske; finally, Russian amed forces released 20 artillery shells from forbidden by the Minsk agreements self-propelled gun mounts of 120-mm caliber upon Ukrainian position in Mykolaivka Druha and Mayorsk (on the north of occupied Horlivka);
(4) Mariupol direction: no heavy shelling from the enemy’s side reported on this direction over the last day; meantime, Russian forces continue shelling at Maryinka and Krasnogorivka with the small arms and sniper fire; Russian forces opened fire upon Ukrainian troops positions in Vodyane; the enemy conducted a series of armed provocation in Talamchum, Novotroyitske, Hnutove and Talakivka;
(5) Russian armed forces and proxies losses in the southeast Ukraine are as follows: 1 killed in action and 4 wounded in action;
(6) 2 Russian UAVs were spooted over the war zone in southeast Ukraine during the last day;
(7)  No lethal casualties among Ukrainian servicemanas well as no wounded in action reported in southeast Ukraine over the last 24 hours.


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