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 Russian terrorists shelled Ukrainian army for 38 times over the past 24 hours - Joint Staff

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The situation is the most tense in the Donetsk direction.

The terrorists shelled Ukrainian soldiers in the ATO area for 38 times yesterday, but no use of artillery was noted. This was announced by the acting speaker of the Joint Staff Vladyslav Selezniov at a briefing, Censor.NET reports citing LigaBusinessInform.

"It is worth noting that the terrorists did not use artillery for shelling Ukrainian positions over the past 24 hours," Selezniov said. According to him, the situation is the most tense in the Donetsk direction - 24 cases of the cease-fire violation have been recorded in the area.

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"The terrorists have shelled our positions near Avdiivka, Opytne, Pisky, Nevelska, and Dutivska mine. They mostly used automatic grenade launchers, machine guns, small arms, and mortars," Selezniov informed.

South of Donetsk, near Hranitne village, the terrorists shelled Ukrainian positions with mortars. At the Artemivsk direction, five cases of cease-fire violation have been noted, Selezniov said. The terrorists shelled Lozove with small arms, Maiorske with small arms and by a sniper, and Novhorodske with an automatic grenade launcher.

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The south of the anti-terrorist operation area was not calm as well. Six cases of the terrorists' shelling of Ukrainian positions were noted near Shyrokyne and Chermalyk. Krymske and Sokilnyky, where Ukraine's army strong points are located, were shelled with small arms two times.

 
 
 
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