Ukraine war updates: daily briefings as of July 19, 2016

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Ukraine war updates from the war zone in southeast Ukraine as of July 19, 2016 by ATO HQ operational data and Presidential Administration spokesman on ATO issues briefing: EMPR highlights.

(1) The situation in the war zone in southeast Ukraine remains tense. Number of Russian armed forces attacks increased to 78 over the last day, in particular: 13 on Luhansk direction, 43 on Donetsk direction and 22 on Mariupol direction;
(2) Luhansk direction: Russian forces opened fire with 120-mm mortars upon Ukrainian troops positions in Krymske, Novooleksandrivske and Troytske; the enemy have launched attack from 82-mm mortars, grenade launchers and high caliber machine guns in Stanytsya Luhanska; another hot spot reported in Popasna;
(3) Donetsk direction: Russian occupiers launched attacks with 122-mm artillery near Myronivka and Pisky; they also violate ceasefire regime by using 120-mm mortars in Mayorsk, Nyzhne Lozove, Zaytseve, Avdiivka and Luhanske; it worth mention, that Russian attack durarion at Zaytseve – Mayorske direction was about 8 hours; mentime, the enemy released 20 artillery shells at Myronivka; occupiers also used 122-mm howitzer in the Village of Kalynove; the enemy opened fire from 82-mm mortars at Kamyanka, Avdiivka, Pisky, Zaytseve, Opytne, Troytske and Nevelske; to this end, Russian forces actively used grenade launchers, heavy machine guns, anti-aircraft installations and APC against Ukrainian troops in Novgorodske; Russian occupiers also opened fire at Ukrainian border cross point; the enemy intensify attacks in Doonetsk airport and released 30 mortar mines and 7 artillery shells upon Ukrainian positions there; Russian occupiers also used the newest equipment such as Russian electronic warfare systems R-330 ‘Zhitel’ and ‘Svet-KU’;
(4) Mariupol direction: Russian forces opened fire from forbidden 120-mm mortars upon Ukrainian troops positions in Maryinka, Krasnogorivka and Starognativka; in addition, the enemy used 82-mm mortars, grenade launchers and small arms against Urkrainian forces in Vodyane, while massive Russian attack with grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and armored vehicles took place in Maryinka;
(5) 5 Russian UAVs were spotted over the sky at Ukrainian territory during the last day;
(6) Russian forces’ losses in the war zone in southeast Ukraine over the last day are as follows: 3 killed and 14 wounded;
(7)  7 Ukrainian serviceman was killed in action and 14 servicemen were wounded in action in southeast Ukraine over the last day.


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