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 Terrorists attacked Ukrainian troops’ positions mainly at Donetsk direction today, - ATO press center

The number of assaults on the ATO forces’ positions committed by the illegal armed groups decreased slightly from midnight to 6 p.m. today, Aug. 4. However, the enemy used prohibited weapons mainly after dark, adhering to its usual tactics.

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

The report reads: "The major attacks on the ATO troop's positions were committed between midnight and 5 a.m. at the Donetsk direction. The invaders were shelling Novhorodske village using 120-mm mortars three times between 12 p.m. and 1 a.m. They also shelled Vodiane at about 1 a.m. and attacked Marinka using tanks at 4:35 a.m. The mercenaries were committing strikes from 122-mm artillery on the positions of the ATO forces in the village of Pervomaiske between 1:40 a.m. and 2:25 a.m.

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"The peaceful neighborhoods of Opytne village were also attacked this night. The invaders shelled civilian buildings of the village from 120-millimeter mortars twice. 152-mm artillery was employed from the direction of Yasynuvata to shell residential neighborhoods of Avdiivka.

The subversive reconnaissance group of invaders of up to 10 people tried to penetrate into our territory near the village of Leninske at the Artemivsk direction in the morning. The enemy retreated as a result of the engagement with the ATO soldiers," the ATO HQ stressed.

"The illegal armed groups used small arms at daytime basically to invite retaliation fire. However, the mercenaries shelled our strongholds in the vicinity of Novotoshkivka in the Luhansk region from 120-mm mortars twice after 2:20 a.m.

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"The mercenaries committed about 20 attacks totally from midnight to 6 p.m. using weapons which should have been withdrawn from the demarcation line under the Minsk Agreements," the press center summed up.

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n346465