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 Militants attempted to oust ATO forces from positions near Novotroitske, - Defense Intelligence

The enemy has stepped up combat activities in the direction of Dokuchaievsk and Novotroitske (the Volnovakha district). On March 23, a unit of the 1st Motorized Rifle Battalion, the 5th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade (Donetsk), the 1st Army Corps of the Russian Armed Forces took another attempt to push back Ukrainian troops from the previously overrun positions in the vicinity of Novotroitske.

Censor.NET reports referring to Defense Intelligence press center.

After the combat, terrorists retreated to their original positions.

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As also reported, in the area of Avdiivka and Yasynuvata:

- a high intensity of attacks on anti-terrorist operation forces' positions prevails, involving grenade launchers, 82-mm and 120-mm mortars;

- enemy battle group is being refreshed, reinforced, and rearmed;

- militants have mined the approaches to positions near the Donetsk filtration plant (north-western edge of Yasynuvata).
 
 
 
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