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 Russian invaders employed banned 120-mm mortars at Donetsk and Mariupol directions, - Staff

The militants assaulted the Ukrainian units in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) area 19 times since the beginning of the day. 10 attacks have been recorded at the Donetsk, eight at the Mariupol, and one at the Luhansk section of the front.

Censor.NET informs citing the situation report by the ATO Staff press center.

"The Ukrainian soldiers on the outskirts of Maiorsk and Troitske at the Donetsk section of the front came under enemy shelling with 120-mm mortars. The invaders employed grenade launchers and high-caliber machine guns against Avdiivka, Pisky and Luhanske and anti-aircraft guns near Opytne.

Read more: Violence level on contact line increased dramatically. Number of attacks near Mariupol reached last September's level, - OSCE

"The Russian occupants shelled the ATO forces' strongholds in Starohnativka at the Mariupol section of the front with 120-mm mortars. The enemy fired at our soldiers in Shyrokyne and Marinka with grenade launchers and small arms and employed IFV gun against Ukrainian servicemen deployed in the vicinity of Novohryhorivka. The enemy snipers' attacks were also recorded near Marinka.

"The defenders of Stanytsia Luhanska village in the Luhansk region were shelled with under-barrel grenade launchers," the statement reads.

 
 
 
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