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 Militants reduced intensity of armed provocations Dec. 21, - ATO press center

The number of armed provocations by the illegal armed groups of the pro-Russian forces against the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) forces decreased during the day.

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

The report reads: "Terrorists have committed 18 attacks since the beginning of the day. Most of them were conducted near the temporarily occupied Donetsk. The militants fired at the positions of our troops near Pisky village with small arms and grenade launchers 10 times.

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"Russia-controlled terrorists intensively attacked three our strong points on the outskirts of Novhorodske village near Horlivka simultaneously using small arms, grenade launchers, high-caliber machine guns, anti-aircraft guns, and 82-mm mortars for an hour.

"Ukrainian soldiers were forced to open fire in response for suppression of the enemy firing points, using weapons not prohibited by the Minsk agreements.

Read more: Militants employed tank and 82-mm mortars against Ukrainian troops' positions at Mariupol direction, - ATO speaker. MAP

"Russian-terrorist troops invited retaliation of our defenders near Luhanske and Artemove at the same section of the demarcation line, attacking them with high-caliber machine guns and grenade launchers.

"The invaders committed one assault on Shyrokyne near Mariupol using grenade launchers and small arms."

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