ATO Staff speaker Anton Myronovych told 112 TV Channel, Censor.NET reports.
"Artillery is usually fired from the closed position. In this case, the only way to hit the enemy is to use artillery as well. We do not have such weapons at the front line at all. That's why it was useless to fire from small arms and grenades launchers," Myronovych said.
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According to him, Ukrainian military was forced to fire back in other sectors along the demarcation line yesterday.
"They fired from small arms and, in extreme cases, from infantry fighting vehicle (IFV). It was necessary in order to suppress the firing points of the enemy," the press officer added.
Anton Myronovych has also informed that the Army didn't use its weapons at all last night during the shelling of Avdiivka.
"All charges, if they are brought, have nothing to do with common sense and logic," he said.
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