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 Terrorists stepped up attacks in ATO area: 82 cases reported over past day, - HQ

During the last evening and at the end of the past day, Aug. 23, the situation in the ATO area somewhat deteriorated.

As reported by Censor.NET, this is stated by the ATO press center on its Facebook page.

"From 6 p.m. until midnight, in the Donetsk and Artemivsk directions, the enemy has intensified using weapons over 100-mm. Militants used 120-mm mortars several times from 6 p.m. to shell our positions near Avdiivka, Troitske, Verkhniotoretske and Opytne. At around 9:00 and 10:00 p.m., invaders hit Ukrainian forces strong points in Krasnohorivka from 152-mm artillery, mortars, grenade launchers and small arms. At 9:20 p.m., the same artillery fire covered Ukrainian troops positions in Avdiivka and at 11:00 p.m. - in the village of Slavne. At 10:30 p.m., mercenaries, cynically violating the Minsk agreements, fired 122-mm artillery on civilian areas in Avdiivka," the report reads.

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According to HQ, at 7:05 p.m., from Olkhovatka direction, militants used Grad rocket systems to cover the Ukrainian forces strong hold in Troitske in the Artemivsk direction, and from 9:00 p.m. to midnight, Sanzharivka, Luhansk, Lozove and Troitske got under 122-mm artillery fire of the enemy. Mercenaries also fired 120-mm mortars at the ATO forces positions near Novozvantsove, Zaitseve, Zolote.

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In the Luhansk region, around midnight, illegal armed units fired 152-mm artillery on the ATO forces positions in the village of Bolotne. At 9:00 p.m., militants used 120-mm mortars to hit Bohdanivka in the area of Mariupol.

"In general, over the past day, illegal armed units violated cease-fire 82 times. The enemy used artillery 18 times, mortars - 40 times, Grad - once," press center stated.
 
 
 
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