Censor.NET reports citing ATO press center.
According to the report, Russian militants shelled the positions of Ukrainian troops along the demarcation line for 61 times over the past day. The most difficult task was to keep defense at Avdiivka, Marinka, Krasnohorivka and Taramchuk. The illegal armed groups fired over 100 mortar shells from 120-mm and 82-mm mortars in the area. Sokilnyky and Berezove came under fire from infantry fighting vehicles and anti-tank missiles.
The terrorists fired at the strongholds of the Ukrainian troops near Novotroitske, Shyrokyne, Butivka mine, Stanytsia Luhanska, Krymske, Hranitne, and Shchastia from weapons of smaller caliber.
Read more: Militants less active today, fired mortars on Avdiivka, Berezove, Taramchuk, - ATO press center
In order to hold their positions, the Ukrainian military opened return fire from small arms and grenade launchers for 15 times.
The militants made another provocation against the Armed Forces of Ukraine during the work of Alexander Hug, first deputy head of the OSCE SMM to Ukraine in the Donetsk region. They fired from large-caliber machine guns, grenade launchers, and small arms near Avdiivka hoping to provoke return fire, however, without success. Having realized that the provocation failed, the mercenaries fired at the territory which is controlled by them.
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