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 Situation in Donbas is stable. Militants committed provocative fire mainly, - ATO press-center of

The situation in the ATO area remained stable today, Aug. 18.

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

The statement reads: "The illegal armed formations have reduced their activity almost along the entire demarcation line after committing heavy shelling on our positions, which lasted for the past several days.

"In general, the enemy was using small arms and grenade launchers in the direction of Donetsk trying to invite retaliation. However, the militants used 120-mm mortars against the positions of our troops in the village of Marinka. The mercenaries also used anti-tank missiles to shell this village at about 2 p.m.

"The Ukrainian units in Stanytsia Luhanska village in the Luhansk region were attacked with mortars, anti-aircraft guns, and grenade launchers at around 1 a.m.

"The invaders employed 120-mm mortars and grenade launchers to attack the village of Shyrokyne at the Mariupol direction at about 1 p.m. In addition 122-mm artillery impacted Bohdanivka village at 3:30 p.m."

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