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 Militants shelled Ukrainian positions using 122-mm and 152-mm caliber guns, - ATO press center

The ATO forces’ positions were attacked by the Russian-terrorist forces more than 40 times today, July 21, as of 6.30 p.m. About half of the assaults were committed with weapons banned by the Minsk accords.

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

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"The Russian terrorists shelled residential neighborhoods of Zaitseve village near Horlivka from a tank during half an hour from 7 a.m.. 152-mm and 122-mm artillery, 120-mm mortars and tanks have been deployed against the defenders of Ukraine since the beginning of the day," the statement reads.

"For instance, shelling of positions of the brave defenders of Ukraine takes place around the clock near the Donetsk airport: our positions near the villages of Rozsadky, Maiorsk, Roty, Krasnyi Pakhar, Zaitseve, Lozove, and Kurdiumivka came under 152-mm artillery strike today, 120-mm mortars were used near the villages of Sanzharivka and Avdiivka, a tank committed attacks in the vicinity of Bohdanivka, Mykolaivka, and Opytne," the ATO HQ added.

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"In addition, Russian invaders were inviting the Ukrainian soldiers to open fire, using small arms, RPGs and heavy machine guns in return almost along the entire demarcation line. The Ukrainian military are firmly holding their defensive positions despite everything and are ready for any scenario," the ATO HQ summed up.

 
 
 
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