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 Sharp escalation in Donbas: 94 attacks, including heavy artillery and mortar strikes, committed against Ukrainian troops yesterday, - Staff

The enemy significantly intensified its military activity all along the demarcation line over the past day.

Censor.NET informs citing the situation report by the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) Staff press center as at 6 a.m. July 11.

According to the Staff, the Russian occupation forces attacked the ATO troops' positions 94 times: "The majority of assaults, namely 48, were recorded at the Donetsk section of the front. The enemy shelled our fortifications in Novhorodske with 152-mm artillery banned by the Minsk agreements as well as employed 122-mm self-propelled guns against Mykolaivka Druha village. The invaders fired at our soldiers' positions in Maiorsk, Pisky, Avdiivka, Novhorodske and Troitske with 120-mm mortars."

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It was also reported that the enemy violated the cease-fire at the Mariupol section of the front 29 times: "In particular, the Ukrainian strongholds in Talakivka, Vodiane, Novohryhorivka, and Marinka were shelled with 120-mm mortars. The enemy employed 82-mm mortars against positions on the outskirts of Shyrokyne, Krasnohorivka, Hnutove, and Marinka. The Russian occupants also used grenade launchers, armored vehicles' weapons, large-caliber machine guns, and small arms in attacks they committed in the Donetsk region."

"In the Luhansk region, the enemy provided both indiscriminate and accurate fire with various weapons 17 times. The enemy fired 16 rounds with banned 122-mm artillery upon our positions in the vicinity of Novooleksandrivka and 14 more near Novozvanivka," the report reads.

Presidential Administration Speaker on ATO matters Andrii Lysenko earlier reported about three Ukrainian soldiers killed while fulfilling combat tasks in the ATO area July 9.
 
 
 
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