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 Terrorists shelled city of Svitlodarsk from 152-mm artillery, - ATO HQ press center

The situation in the east of Ukraine continue being not calm but controlled by the ATO forces. The pro-Russian gangs have carried out more than 20 attacks on positions of the defenders of Ukraine as of 6 p.m. 11 assaults have openly violated the Minsk agreements.

Censor.NET informs citing the situation report by the ATO HQ press center

The summary reads: "The pro-Russian mercenaries started attacking the ATO troops' position near Pisky village from 120-mm mortars and small arms right after midnight today, July 1.

"The soldiers of the ATO forces discovered sabotage and reconnaissance group near the village of Luhanske at 2 a.m. and forced the enemy to retreat.

"The militants assaulted the Ukrainian military near Avdiivka at 6.55 a.m. and 10.45 a.m. 120-mm mortars were used against positions of the defenders of Ukraine near Opytne village at 9.50 a.m.

"The militants used artillery of 152-mm caliber to attack positions of the ATO forces near cities and villages in the Donetsk region including half an hour long shelling of positions near Zoriane village in Marinka district, which started at 5.15 a.m., half an hour long shelling of positions near Novobakhmutivka, which started at 6.20. The positions near Bohdanivka were shelled from 6.50 a.m. to 7.30 a.m., near Opytne - at 10.35. The gangs were committing strikes on the ATO forces positions near the town of Svitlodarsk for half an hour from 11.55 a.m.

"It should be noted that the pro-Russian monsters were shelling Svitlodarsk city itself using the 152-mm caliber artillery from 12.51 p.m. to 1.13 p.m."

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The ATO HQ press center also stressed: "The cities and villages inhabited by civilians - elderly people, women, and children, have been frequently impacted by artillery strikes of the pro-Russian gangs in recent days.

"Today's second engagement took place near the village of Talakivka in the Donetsk region from 3.20 p.m. to 4 p.m. The ATO forces' soldiers have once again prevented the sabotage and reconnaissance groups' crossing of the demarcation line. The enemy has suffered losses and retreated.

"Four flights of enemy drones have been recorded in the skies above the Luhansk region during July 10. The situation in the ATO area is controlled by the Ukrainian military despite the increased activity of the pro-Russian gangs."

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