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 Area of hostilities near Donetsk has expanded

In the Luhansk sector, the terrorists continue mortaring and firing from grenade launchers at Stanytsia Luhanska after dark.

This was announced by the Presidential Administration speaker on ATO matters Oleksandr Motuzianyk at a briefing, Censor.NET reports.

According to him, the terrorists shell Shchastia town even during the day. At the same time, they do not use heavy weapons at this sector of the frontline.

The hostilities near Bakhmutka highway intensified. The militants provoke Ukrainian troops by firing from grenade launchers at them. Yesterday such cases were reported near Triokhizbenka and Novotoshkivske villages. The situation near Orikhove and Zolote villages remains tense as the militants keep mortaring the villages from the occupied Pervomaisk. Similar situation is observed in the village of Troitske.

In the Donetsk sector the militants do not use heavy weapons, prefferring 'disturbing" small arms fire at the ATO forces strongholds and checkpoints between Rozsadki, Luhanske, and Lozove villages.

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"Yesterday late at night, the militants launched an artillery and mortar attack at the ATO forces' positions to the north of Horlivka town. A vast territory from Artemivsk outskirts to our frontline in Maiorsk was shelled from 120mm mortars, 152mm howitzers, and tanks of the illegal armed groups from the vicinity of Horlivka town," Motuzianyk noted.

According to him, the area of hostilities near Donetsk has expanded, having reached Kamianka village located to the east from Avdiivka.

Yesterday, the militants fired from Grad rocket systems three times near Donetsk. As a result, the residential areas of Opytne suffered.

"In Avdiivka, Opytne, Pisky, Krasnohorivka, and Marinka shootouts continue round the clock. However, the line of collision has not moved. In general, a high level of combat activity is observed in the Donetsk sector. The militants' leaders regularly threaten to attack. According to operative data, curfew was toughened on the occupied territories of the Donetsk region, particularly, in Yenakiieve, Torez, and Shakhtarsk," he added.

In the Mariupol sector, the terrorists continue using the tactics of intense mortar and artillery attacks.

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