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 Terrorists stormed Pisky today - 14 militants killed. Ukrainian army lost three soldiers

After a relatively quiet Sunday, Monday was rather tense in the ATO area.

According to Censor.NET, this is stated by the press center of the ATO.

The report reads: "Since 7 a.m., the militants of illegal armed groups fired at the Ukrainian military positions 12 times, using small arms, mortars, and artillery.

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"The hottest spot today was Pisky - the village located near the Donetsk airport. The terrorists opened fire four times using mortars and automatic grenade launchers. After that the militants conducted an assault. As a result of the shoot-out, the enemy lost 14 people, one assailant was captured. Our side lost three soldiers. Three hours later the terrorists fired at Ukrainian military again with rocket-propelled grenades, mortars and tank weapons.

"In addition to Pisky, there were provocative bombardments of the position of our military near Hnutove, Hranytne, Kamianka, Maloorlivka, Nikyshyne, and Novolaspa. At 2:00 p.m., a drone was spotted near Kreminna of the Luhansk region.

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"On the whole our military continue to hold their positions at the demarcation line, protecting the peace and quiet in the Donbas, and comprehensively promote the normalization of the situation in the region," the statement reads.

"In Debaltseve, the armed forces responded to the request of the ambulance station and provided them with one ton of various foods. In Novoaidar of the Luhansk region, the military visited two kindergartens as part of the "Give Joy to Children of the East" campaign.

"On the eve of the New Year, the Ukrainian soldiers brought toys, books, and sweets, as well as food for the kids," the statement notes.

 
 
 
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