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 Escalation in Donbas: Russian terrorists committed 75 attacks on Ukrainian troops over past day, - ATO press center

The number of attacks by the Russian militants on the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) forces’ positions along the demarcation line has increased dramatically over the past 24 hours.

Censor.NET informs citing the situation report by the ATO Staff press center as of 6 a.m. March 12.

According to the Staff, 75 attacks were recorded totally including 59 at the Donetsk, 15 at the Mariupol and one at the Luhansk directions.

The terrorists committed 12 accurate mortar strikes on the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near Krasnohorivka, Opytne, Pisky, Avdiivka, Zaitseve and Nevelske at the Donetsk direction as well as Marinka and Chermalyk at the Mariupol direction.

It is also reported that the enemy assaulted the ATO forces' positions near Avdiivka twice using tanks and infantry fighting vehicles, as well as employed 122-mm SP-gun at about 6 p.m.

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"The strong points in the vicinity of Novhorodske and Luhanske were fired at with IFV guns, grenade launchers and high-caliber machine guns. The positions near Pisky, Opytne, Zaitseve, and Maiorsk were attacked by the enemy with grenade launchers of various systems, high-caliber machine guns and small arms," the report reads.

"The militants employed grenade launchers and machine guns against positions near Marinka, Vodiane, and Shyrokyne at the Mariupol direction.

"The Russian terrorists provided indiscriminate fire in the direction of the positions near Krasnohorivka, Opytne, Troitske, Hranitne, and Novozvanivka inviting Ukrainian servicemen's retaliation," the ATO Staff reported.

 
 
 
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