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 Terrorists committed 148 attacks over past day, Grads being used more often, - ATO press center

Yesterday evening, the situation in the ATO area deteriorated significantly. Before 6 p.m. the enemy used artillery only on single occasions, but after 6 p.m. and till midnight their activity increased significantly.

As reported by Censor.NET, this is announced by the ATO press center.

"The situation near Donetsk was the hottest. From 6 p.m. illegal armed units used 120-mm mortars to shell our positions in Krasnohorivka, Pisky, Marinka, Pervomaisk. From 7:50 p.m. for an hour on militants were delivering fire from Grad rocket systems, mortars, grenade launchers and small arms. From 9:25 p.m. until midnight mercenaries committed five Grad attacks on Opytne.

"As reported, around 10 p.m. the Ukrainian forces position in Avdiivka were hit with 152-mm artillery and mortars. Moreover, the settlement fell under two Grad attacks during the last evening. Also, from 10 p.m. and until midnight Grad fire was delivered on our strong holds in Pisky, Krasnohorivka, Berezove and Verkhniotoretske.

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"In the area of Mariupol, at 9:40 p.m. illegal armed groups fired 122-mm artillery and mortars at Novohryhorivka. At around 10 p.m. they used 152-mm artillery to shell the Ukrainian troops positions in Hranitne and Sartana.

"In general, Aug. 16, Russian-terrorist troops violated cease-fire 148 times. The enemy used artillery for 17 times, mortars - 59 times, MLRSes - 13 times, small arms and grenade launchers - 70 times," the HQ announced, adding that after midnight, Aug. 17, and until 6 a.m. militants abated fire.
 
 
 
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