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 Nine Ukrainian soldiers wounded in 52 attacks on their positions in Donbas yesterday, - ATO HQ

The situation in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) area escalated as the Russian-terrorist forces committed 52 attacks on strongpoints of the Ukrainian troops over the past day.

Censor.NET reports citing the latest update by the ATO headquarters press center.

"In Donetsk direction, the enemy fired upon the strong points in the vicinity of Avdiivka with a tank, 120 mm and 82 mm mortars, anti-tank missile systems, grenade launchers of various systems and large-caliber machine guns. The militants employed 82 mm mortars, IFV weapons, grenade launchers, and large-caliber machine guns against positions near Pisky village. The strongpoints near Luhanske were shelled with 120 mm mortars and IFV weapons.

"The enemy fired upon the defenders of Kamianka with of 82 mm mortars, grenade launchers and large-caliber machine guns. 82 mm mortars, anti-tank missile systems, grenade launchers, and large-caliber machine guns were employed against the defenders of Butivka mine. Positions near Troitske and Verkhniotoretske were shelled with 82 mm mortars and grenade launchers. The militants fired at strongpoints on the outskirts of Zaitseve with grenade launchers of various systems and small arms. The enemy snipers committed attacks near Pisky.

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"In Prymorske direction, the enemy employed 122 mm artillery, 82 mm mortars, IFV weapons, grenade launchers, large-caliber machine guns, and small arms against positions near Vodiane. The militants fired upon the strongpoints near Pavlopil with 120 mm and 82 mm mortars, large-caliber machine guns and small arms. The defenders of Hnutove came under attacks with 120 mm mortars, grenade launchers and large-caliber machine guns.

"Ukrainian troop's positions near Shyrokyne were shelled with Grad Partizan man-portable missile launcher, 82 mm mortars, and IFV weapons. Positions near Krasnohorivka were blanketed with 82 mm mortars. The strong points near Marinka were fired upon with grenade launchers and machine guns. Activity of the enemy snipers was recorded on the outskirts of Vodiane, Novotroitske, and Novomykhailivka.

Read more: Ukrainian troops deployed near Avdiivka came under heavy mortar shelling today, - ATO HQ

"In Luhansk direction, positions near Krymske village were shelled with 120 mm mortars. Positions near Novozvanivka and Novooleksandrivka were fired upon with 82 mm mortars, grenade launchers, and large-caliber machine guns. The Russian occupation forces also attacked the defenders of Novooleksandrivka with IFV weapons and shelled defenders of Troitske with automatic grenade launchers. The enemy fired at positions near Stanytsia Luhanska and Lobachiove with grenade launchers of various systems and small arms. Sniper attacks were recorded in the vicinity of Novooleksandrivka," the situation report reads.
 
 
 
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