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 Ukrainian troops forced terrorist group to retreat in a clash near Opytne

Iillegal armed groups continued provocative shelling of Ukrainian positions on the night of March 21.

Pisky village was shelled from grenade launchers and 82 mm mortars six times. At 11.35 p.m. 120-mm mortar fire was opened at the village, Censor.NET reports citing the ATO press center.

At 2.30 a.m., ATO fighters revealed a reconnaissance and sabotage enemy group, which tried to penetrate deep into our territory. A battle started and the enemy was forced to retreat. This was the second unsuccessful attempt of the militants to circumvent Ukrainian troops' positions in the vicinity of the village over the past 24 hours.

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In the Mariupol sector, the terrorists shelled Shyrokyne village from 8.30 to 10.20 p.m. with small arms and 120-mm mortars.

No night attacks are reported in other sectors.

Starting from 8 p.m. on March 20 and until midnight, the militants fired at ATO forces positions four times. Five more cases of cease-fire violations are reported from midnight to 7 a.m. on March 21.

 
 
 
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