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Forest Fire Sets In Resulting From August 21 Militant Shelling In Luhansk Region

Forest Fire Sets In Resulting From August 21 Militant Shelling In Luhansk Region

Donbas, militants, fire, shelling, forest fire

A forest fire has flared up as a result of August 21 militant shelling in Luhansk region.

Press service of the Luhansk Civilian-Military Administration has said this in a statement, Ukrainian News Agency reports.

According to the report, militants three times used automatic grenade launchers, large-caliber gun-machines and small arms in the direction of Stanytsia Luhanska, adjacent area and Staryi Aidar village.

As a result of the militant attack, a fire ensured on the territory of Malynivka forestry reserve spreading on the area of approximately 30 hectares.

In addition, militants shelled Ukrainian positions near Krymske village from 120-millimeter mortar guns, automatic grenade launchers, large-caliber gun-machines and small arms.

Militants also maintained fire in the direction of Novotoshkivsk and Novooleksandrivka from 120-millimeter mortar guns, anti-tank grenade launchers and large-caliber gun-machines.

There were the total of nine shelling attacks launched in Luhansk direction.

The Ukrainian representatives at the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of Ceasefire in Donbas (JCCC) have stated that fires have started in residential houses of citizens of Krasnohorivka and Zaitseve (Donetsk region) resulting from militant shelling.

Press service of the Ukrainian JCCC wrote this on Facebook of the Antiterrorist Operation (ATO) Head Quarter.

According to the report, overnight into Thursday, August 22, inflammatory shatter from missiles and munitions hit residential houses and adjacent facilities in Krasnohorivka setting the fire on First of May street.

In addition, during Monday (August 21) militant fire attack of the ATO positions near Zaitseve, civilian houses also came under fire from small arms, large-caliber gun-machines and rocket anti-tank launchers.

During the attack, several missiles landed in residential area setting up fires in several houses on Popova street, Vernadskoho street, Manuilskoho street, Arseniyeva street and Arseniyeva lane.

There were no victims among civilians, except for the property that had been severely damaged or burnt down by the fire.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, on August 21, militants 30 times shelled forces of the Antiterrorist Operation.

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