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Today Ukrainian Army got 170 military vehicles that were sent to ATO zone.

Today on the territory of the military airport in Chuhuiv city (Kharkiv Region) Armed Forces of Ukraine received military equipment and ammunition. In total there were 170 vehicles for Anti-Terrorist Operation in Donetsk and Lugansk Regions. The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko also took part in the ceremony.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in Chuhuiv

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in Chuhuiv

See more photos from the ceremony at www.president.gov.ua

Today we are much better than a year ago ready to defend and protect our Ukraine. Minsk Agreements regardless the criticism gave us time to make Ukrainian defense stronger, it allowed us at least partly compensate our military-technical weakness compared to Russia. For Russians army development was priority since 2000. They were spending crazy amounts of money for 14 years in order to get ready for their aggression against Ukraine. We started to create efficient army only a year ago. Just about a year ago we had less than 10,000 efficient soldiers. Today you can see that efficiency of Ukrainian Army increased 10 times just in 1 year. The progress is obvious, but it’s still long way to go to get what we want and to achieve my dream.

– President Petro Poroshenko, see full speech at www.mil.gov.ua

Among military vehicles that were sent to ATO zone on the East of Ukraine there were 25 T-64BM Bulat, T-64, T-72, T-80, 7 MRLS BM-21 “Grad”, 5 SAM “Osa”, 5 self-propelled guns 2S7 Pion, 7 self-propelled howitzers 2S1 Gvozdika, 20 Humvees, 20 APC BMP-2 and BMP-1, 15 canons type MT-12 and MSTA-B, 30 KRAZ trucks, 25 military platform KrAZ trucks, 10 military KrAZ Truck Tractors and other ammo and vehicles.

Below is the video posted by the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine of the military vehicles on the territory of Chuhuiv military airport.

Reported by the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine at www.mil.gov.ua

You can also see 82 photos from today’s ceremony in Chuhuiv posted by the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine at www.facebook.com

Ukrainian tanks for ATO in Chuhuiv

Ukrainian tanks for ATO in Chuhuiv

Humvees in Ukrainian Army going to ATO zone

Humvees in Ukrainian Army going to ATO zone

Ukrainian self-propelled gun 2S7 Pion in Chuhuiv

Ukrainian self-propelled gun 2S7 Pion in Chuhuiv

Ukrainian surface-to-air missile system "Osa" aka SA-8 Gecko in Chuhuiv

Ukrainian surface-to-air missile system “Osa” aka SA-8 Gecko in Chuhuiv

Ukrainian APC BTR-3E1 in Chuhuiv

Ukrainian APC BTR-3E1 in Chuhuiv

ATO Press Center reports 102 cease-fire violations in Donetsk and Lugansk Regions.

During the last 24 hours from August 21 to August 22 illegal armed groups violated cease-fire agreement 102 times. Terrorists uses artillery 14 times, mortars – 28 times, MRLS BM-21 “Grad” – 1 time and firearms and grenade launchers were used 69 times.

Attacks in ATO zone in the last 24 hours

Attacks in ATO zone in the last 24 hours

On August 21 at the end of the day the situation in ATO zone got worse. Illegal armed groups started to shell Ukrainian positions almost all along the contact line. During the day most of attacks were registered near Donetsk and Mariupol. And at the end of the day occupants concentrated their activity in the area of Artyomovsk.

From about 7:30 pm till 8:05 pm Ukrainian positions in Zolote were shelled by 82 mm mortars 3 times. And at about 9 pm occupants attacked near that village using APC and 122 mm artillery. At about 7:33 pm terrorists shelled Ukrainian fortifications using 120 mm mortars and at 8:46 they used 122 mm artillery shelling Ukrainian positions at Popasna village.

In Lugansk Region at 8:15 the enemy shelled Ukrainian villages Svitlichne and Novotoshkivske using 120 mm mortars. And at about midnight Ukrainian fortifications at Valuiske village were attacked by 152 mm artillery.

In Donetsk Region at night enemy attacked Pisky, Krasnohorivka and Mariinka using 120 mm mortars. Starting from 6 pm till midnight the situation near Mariupol was relatively quiet. Terrorists fired at Ukrainian units in Novoselivka Druga.

After midnight and till 6 am terrorists mostly used firearms near Donetsk.

Reported by ATO Press Center at www.facebook.com/ato.news

ATO Press Center reports 148 attack on Ukrainian position. Several villages near Mariupol shelled by artillery.

ATO Press Center reports that in the last 24 hours the situation in Lugansk and Donetsk Regions got worse and the enemy activity dramatically increased. In total from August 16 till morning of August 17 Russian-terrorists troops broke cease-fire agreement 148 times. The enemy used artillery 17 times, mortars – 59 times, MRLS BM-21 “Grad” – 13 times and 70 times they used firearms and grenade launchers.

Attacks on Ukrainian positions in Donetsk and Lugansk Regions in the last 14 hours

Attacks on Ukrainian positions in Donetsk and Lugansk Regions in the last 14 hours

Traditionally, the worst situation was near Donetsk. Starting from 6 pm illegal armed groups shelled Ukrainian positions in Krasnohorivka, Pisky, Mariinka and Pervomaiske using 120 mm mortars.

From 19:50 for an hour fortifications of ATO forces in Troitske were attacked by terrorists with the use of MRLS BM-21 “Grad”, mortars, grenade launchers and firearms.

From 21:25 till midnight mercenaries shelled Opytne 5 times using MRLS BM-21 “Grad”. At about 22:00 Ukrainian positions in Avdiivka were shelled by 152 mm artillery and mortars. Also during the night this village was shelled by MRLS BM-21 “Grad” twice. Also from 10 pm and till midnight fortifications of ATO forces in Pisky, Krasnohorivka, Berezove and Verkhnyotoretske were shelled by MRLS BM-21 “Grad”.

In the area of Mariupol at 21:40 illegal armed groups shelled Novohryhorivka using 122 mm artillery and mortars. And at about 10 pm terrorists used 152 mm artillery attacking Ukrainian positions in Hranitne and Sartana.

On August 17 after midnight and till 6 am enemy activity decreased.

In Lugansk Region Ukrainian Army positions were attacked 17 times near Troitske, Shchastya, Popasna, Tryokhizbenka and Stanytsia Luhanska.

Reported by ATO Press Center at www.facebook.com/ato.news

The highest number of attacks reported by ATO Press Center. 175 times terrorists shelled Ukrainian positions.

ATO Press Center reports that in the last 24 hours from August 14 till the morning of August 15 there was the highest number of attacks on Ukrainian Army positions ever registered in the last few months. It total terrorists of so-called Donetsk People’s Republic and Lugansk People’s Republic violated Minsk cease-fire agreements 175 times. They used artillery 25 times, mortars – 64 times, MRLS BM-21 “Grad” – 19 times, 93 times terrorists used firearms and grenade launchers.

Attacks on Ukrainian Army positions in the last 24 hours.

Attacks on Ukrainian Army positions in the last 24 hours.

Starting from 6 pm till midnight Russian-terrorist forces concentrated their activity near Donetsk. Ukrainian Army positions in Krasnohorivka were attacked 5 times by 120 mm mortars. At about 9 pm Avdiivka and at about 10 pm Novoselivka, Novomykhailivka, Novobakhmutovka and Vodyane were attacked by enemy artillery of 152 mm caliber.

From 9:50 pm pro-Russian terrorists broke cease-fire agreements and shelled Novoveselske, Pisky and Vodyane using MRLS BM-21 “Grad” from their positions at Abakumova coal mine.

From 10 pm till 10:25 pm Ukrainian positions at Pervomaiske village were shelled by enemy artillery of 152 mm caliber and by MRLS BM-21 “Grad”.

Talakivka village located near Mariupol was shelled by 120 mm mortars one time and MRLS BM-21 “Grad” twice.

In Artyomovsk direction from 6 pm enemy artillery was shelling positions of ATO forces in Dzerzhinsk, Leninske, Sanzharivka. At about 8:30 pm terrorists attacked Zaytseve village using tanks and 120 mm mortars.

At 10:25 and at 11:45 terrorist were shelling residential areas of Avdiivka and Pavlopil deliberately destroying cities infrastructure using MRLS BM-21 “Grad”.

After midnight on August 15 terrorists continued shelling Ukrainian Army positions mostly near Donetsk and at 3:16 am ATO forces in Pervomaiske were shelled by MRLS BM-21 “Grad”

Reported by ATO Press Center at www.facebook.com/ato.news