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 Terrorists trying to involve Ukrainian troops in active confrontation; flash point being in Avdiivka, - ATO press center

The enemy continues to shell Ukrainian positions, attempting to involve Ukrainian troops into active confrontation in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) area.

This was announced by Censor.NET citing the ATO press center.

The most active provocations by illegal armed gangs were recorded near Donetsk after 6 p.m. yesterday. Ukrainian positions near Krasnohorivka were shelled twice with 120-mm mortars. Avdiivka vicinity was a flash point yesterday evening. Mercenaries used 120-mm mortars and 122-mm artillery to shell ATO forces' strongpoints after 6 p.m.

Ukrainian positions near Marinka were sprayed with small arms, grenade launchers, and IFVs after 8 p.m.

Read more: Situation in Donbas remains tense. Militants focused attacks at Donetsk direction, - ATO press center

At the Artemivsk direction, terrorists were active near Troitske. They used 120-mm mortars and 122-mm artillery to shell the positions there at 11 p.m.

In the Luhansk region and near Mariupol only single armed provocations with small arms were conducted.

In total, the illegal armed gangs violated the cease-fire 101 times yesterday. They used artillery 12 times, mortars 38 times, grenade launchers and small arms 62 times, and tanks five times.

After midnight, on Aug. 8, the enemy continued shelling Ukrainian positions primarily near Donetsk and at Artemivsk direction.
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