Heavy fighting near Lugansk. 100 pro-Russian terrorists tried to storm Ukrainian fortification at Shchastya.

For the last few days pro-Russian terrorists of so-called Lugansk People’s Republic are attacking Ukrainian fortification “Fasad” located on a bridge over Siverskiy Donets river at Shchastya city, 20 km from Lugansk They are using all type of weapon including tanks, mortars, ATGM, automatic grenade launchers and so on.

Photo from Ukrainian Army position "Fasad" near Shchastya after attack on July 26. Photo by Dmitriy Bulatov.

Photo from Ukrainian Army position “Fasad” near Shchastya after attack on July 26. Photo by Dmitriy Bulatov.

ATO Press Center reports that during the last attack yesterday on July 28 there were about 100 terrorists in a group that was trying to storm Ukrainian Army position. The enemy retreated with casualties, no Ukrainian soldiers were killed or wounded.

There were 2 attacks on July 28, 2015 on Ukrainian fortification “Fasad” near Shchastya.

The 1st attack started at 06:30 am and ended at 08:00 am.

Terrorists used automatic grenade launchers, about 60 grenades were fired, and 82 mm mortar firing non-stop for 7 minutes.

The 2nd fight started at 4 pm and ended at 7:30 pm.

Here is a list of the weapon used by the enemy during the attack:

  • 82 mm mortars (for about 50 minutes)
  • 73 mm SPG-9 grenade launcher (11 projectiles fired)
  • 125 mm tanks (10 shells fired)
  • ATGM (5 rockets fired)
  • 30 mm automatic grenade launcher AGS (about 300 grenades)
  • high caliber machine guns (about 2.5 – 3 thousands bullets). Some bullets were reaching Shchastya city
"Fasad" - Ukrainian fortification on a bridge near Shchastya

“Fasad” – Ukrainian fortification on a bridge near Shchastya

Part of fortifications were destroyed after few direct hits. Soldiers are restoring the damage. One of the vehicles got hit by cumulative projectile from SPG-9, the car was seriously damaged. Couple of other cars were damaged by shrapnel, but not seriously. Everybody are alive and nobody got wounded. The details of the battle were reported by Dmitriy Bulatov.

 

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