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 Terrorists triply attempted to break through Ukrainian defense in Marinka and the Luhansk region; all assaults repulsed, - ATO press center

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Over the past day, June 17, the situation in the anti-terrorist operation area remained complicated but under control of Ukrainian units.

This is reported by Censor.NET citing the ATO press center.

According to the HQ, Russian-terrorist troops made three attempts to break through Ukrainian defense in Marinka and in the Luhansk region: "Out units have successfully repulsed the enemy's attacks.

"Over the past day, Russian mercenaries opened fire at the Ukrainian army positions along the demarcation line for 79 times, using all weapons available. In particular, Minsk-banned artillery of 120 mm, 122 mm, and 152 mm caliber, as well as Grad MLRSes were used," the message reads.

The night in the ATO area was tense. 35 cases of shelling of the Ukrainian army positions were recorded.

Read more: Militants continue to use prohibited weapons. 31 fire attacks and two clashes recorded today, - ATO press center

"Near Donetsk, terrorists shelled Ukrainian positions near Khimik, Krasnohorivka, and Marinka with 120-mm mortars. Troitske at Artemivsk direction was shelled twice with howitzers of 152-mm caliber. In the same sector, illegal armed gangs fired at Novhorodske and Nelipivka with mortars of various calibers," the HQ informed.

They also reported that during the night, terrorists used 82-mm mortars, combat vehicles, grenade launchers, and small arms to fire at ATO positions and residential infrastructures at all directions.

There was less shelling in the Luhansk region. However, a military clash with two reconnaissance and sabotage groups of the enemy occurred near Sokilnyky in the evening. The enemy incurred losses and retreated.

 
 
 
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