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 Situation near Mariupol escalated as militants commit mortar strike on Pavlopil, - Staff

Pro-Russian gangs continued resorting to armed provocations against the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) forces in eastern Ukraine. The militants fired at the Ukrainian troops 12 times today.

Censor.NET informs citing the latest update by the ATO Staff press center.

The situation report reads: "The enemy attacked our positions on the outskirts of Marinka from the suburbs of temporarily occupied Donetsk with small arms and 82-mm mortars.

"The illegal armed groups shelled strongholds of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the vicinity of Shchastia and Sokilnyky in the Luhansk region with grenade launchers.

"The situation at the Mariupol section of the front was tensest today. The thugs employed 120-mm mortars banned by the Minsk agreements against the ATO forces' fortified positions near Pavlopil twice. The enemy shelled Ukrainian defenders of Berezove village with automatic grenade launchers several times. The invaders used high-caliber machine guns and antitank grenade launchers near Shyrokyne.

"The enemy also keeps carrying out air surveillance using drones. Four reconnaissance UAVs have already been recorded at the Donetsk and Mariupol sections of the front since the beginning of the day."

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