The terrorists fired at the ATO forces' positions about 59 times along the major part of the front line, Censor.NET reports citing the ATO press center.
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According to the report, the terrorists shelled the Army's positions with Grad-P, mobile version of the banned rocket system. Thus, Ukrainian soldiers at the village of Troitske (Luhansk region) were fired twice: the pro-Russian militants fired seven Grad shells at them.
The terrorists have intensified their activities after dusk. From 6 p.m. (Dec.18) till 6 a.m. (Dec.19), more then 40 militants' attacks (six of which were carried out after midnight) at the Army's strongholds were registered by the ATO forces.
The ATO forces' positions near Zaitseve and Krasnohorivka were shelled with banned 82mm mortars twice. The militants have also fired at Ukrainian soldiers near Marinka and Krasnohorivka villages from automatic grenade launchers, heavy machine guns, and small arms. In order to survive, Ukrainian soldiers were forced to fire back from banned weapons, whereupon the pro-Russian militants stopped firing.
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Moreover, the ATO forces' position at Avdiivka, Pisky, Maiorske, Zaitseve, Novoselivka, Novhorodske were fired from small arms and grenade rocket launchers.
The village of Shyrokyne was fired twice over the night. After midnight, the only Ukrainian strongholds attacked by the terrorists were those at Avdiivka and Pisky.
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