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 Number of militants’ attacks decreased in Donbas today; Avdiivka and Novotroitske shelled with mortars, - ATO Staff

The tension in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) area slightly decreased today along with the number of attacks. At the same time, Russian terrorist groups fired at the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine 14 times.

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

The statement reads: "Despite the agreement to cease fire in the direction of Avdiivka to restore operation of the Donetsk wastewater treatment plant, the Russian mercenaries employed weapons banned by the Minsk agreements having shelled the Ukrainian soldiers' positions with 82-mm mortars at 7:30 a.m. Four mortar shells were launched totally.

"Russian terrorists assaulted the strongholds near Butivka mine, Opytne, and Novhorodske with grenade launchers of various systems, high-caliber machine guns, and small arms.

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"Russian militants fired 36 projectiles with 120-mm mortars on positions near Novotroitske at the Mariupol direction at about 4 p.m.

"Fortified positions of the Ukrainian soldiers near Shyrokyne were attacked by the terrorists with grenade launchers of various systems, high-caliber machine guns, and small arms.

"Militants employed anti-tank guided missiles against the ATO forces' position on the outskirts of Popasna.

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