This is reported by Censor.NET citing the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) press center on Facebook.
"Pro-Russian hybrid illegal gangs continue conducting armed provocations in the ATO area. Since midnight Jan. 2, mercenaries have applied weapons against Ukrainian military for 15 times," the message reads.
It is reported that the enemy snipers were extremely active today near Pisky and Novhorodske. Near those locations, as well as in Troitske vicinity and south of Avdiivka, illegal armed gangs were conducting fire against the ATO forces' positions from small arms.
"Near Opytne, invaders were using grenade launchers in addition to small arms. Afternoon, the enemy was conducting unaimed fire near Troitske using a machine gun," the ATO press center informed.
At the same time it is noted that Ukrainian military did not open fire in response.
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