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 Russian mercenaries in Donbas committed 65 attacks on Ukrainian soldiers, two subversive group assaults repelled near Mariupol, - Staff

Russian occupation forces continue attacking the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) troops’ positions, including with weapons banned by the Minsk agreements. The enemy assaulted the Armed Forces of Ukraine positions 65 times over the past 24 hours.

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

According to the latest update, 38 cease-fire violations were recorded at the Donetsk section of the front: " The invaders shelled the strong points near Nevelske with 122-mm artillery. The enemy committed attacks near Avdiivka with 120-mm and 82-mm mortars, grenade launchers, and small arms. The enemy employed 82-mm mortars near Zaitseve, Opytne, Pisky, and Butivka mine.

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"The enemy opened fire at our fortifications at the Mariupol section of the front 20 times. A 10-men-strong subversive and reconnaissance group of the enemy approached the Ukrainian troops' strong point in the vicinity of Bohdanivka at about 11 p.m. The occupants opened fire with small arms from the distance of 250 meters. The Ukrainian defenders used grenade launchers and small arms in response and forced the enemy to retreat. Another enemy subversive and reconnaissance group tried to attack the strong point of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Marinka but received a fitting rebuff and retreated.

"The Russian occupants shelled Krasnohorivka with 120-mm and 82-mm mortars as well as fired at Shyrokyne and Hnutove with grenade launchers and high-caliber machine guns.

"Seven attacks were recorded on our positions in the Luhansk region. Novozvanivka and Novooleksandrivka were mortared while Stanitsa Luganskaya was fired at with grenade launchers and small arms," the report reads.
 
 
 
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