Militants tried to break through defenses near Novotroitske, 33 attacks recorded yesterday, - Staff

The situation in the area of anti-terrorist operation (ATO) remains difficult. Militants keep violating all agreements on deescalation of the conflict.

Censor.NET reports citing ATO press center.

Over the past day, terrorists committed 33 attacks against Ukrainian defenders. As usual, the lion's share of such episodes occurred after dark.

"The enemy continues to intensively attack Ukrainian troops in Avdiivka's industrial area. Over the night, pro-Russian criminals employed grenade launchers, anti-aircraft guns, and 82-mm mortars. The crackle of small arms fire virtually does not subside there.

"In the Horlivka-Svitlodarsk salient, our strong points near Zaitseve and Luhanske again came under small arms and grenade launcher fire. ATO forces' positions in the vicinity of Sokilnyky (the Luhansk region) were hit with anti-tank guided missiles twice. In the same area, invaders fired grenade launchers at the defenders of Stanytsia Luhanska," the report reads.

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According to the Staff, the situation at Mariupol direction was also strained. There, invaders employed grenade launchers to hit ATO forces' positions near Shyrokyne, Hranitne, and Hnutove.

In addition, at night, militants tried to break through Ukrainian defenses near Novotroitske: "With the support of IFVs, snipers, and grenade launcher fire, the enemy launched an assault. Ukrainian soldiers returned fire and destroyed an enemy IFV, forcing the attackers to retreat."

As also reported, nine passes of enemy UAVs were registered over the last 24 hours.

After midnight, illegal armed groups have used weapon four times already. In particular, small-arms and grenade launcher fire was delivered in the vicinity of Shyrokyne, Avdiivka, and Zaitseve.
Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n390087