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 Ukrainian soldiers repulsed militants' assaults near Shchastia and Avdiivka, - ATO press center

Over the past day, more than 80 cases of shelling of the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) forces' positions.

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

"Defenders of Ukraine have repulsed two assaults of Russian mercenaries. This occurred near the cities of Shchastia, the Luhansk region, and Avdiivka, the Donetsk region. Yesterday, between 6 p.m. and midnight, terrorists shelled our positions near Krasnohorivka, Avdiivka, Pershe Travnia, Maiorsk, Mykolaivka, Marinka with cannons and mortars. At other directions, small arms were used for firing.

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"It was specified that Ukrainian positions near Shchastia were assaulted by Russian mercenaries under cover of 120-mm and 82-mm artillery and a tank. The mercenaries' unit counted up to 100 people. The clash lasted for three hours. After incurring losses, the enemy retreated.

"After 8 p.m. near Avdiivka, a unit of 30 terrorists attempted to seize a strong point of the Ukrainian army. Having received a fitting rebuff from the ATO soldiers, the bandits escaped.

"Ukrainian army incurred no losses in Avdiivka and Shchastia combats.

"Today, July 29, as of 6 a.m., artillery shelling was recorded near Stepove, Novozvanivka, Troitske, Mykolaivka, and Popasna," the ATO press center informed.

 
 
 
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