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 Russian militants committed 47 attacks yesterday, shelled ATO forces’ positions at all directions using 152-mm and 122-mm artillery, - Staff

The Russian occupation forces opened fire on the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) troops’ 47 times over the past 24-hour period.

As reported by Censor.NET, this was stated by the ATO Staff press center in its situation report as at 6 a.m. Aug. 9.

According to the Staff, 20 attacks were recorded at Mariupol, 16 at Donetsk, and 11 at Luhansk sections of the front. It is also reported that the enemy was using heavy artillery in flagrant violation of the Minsk agreements.

"The occupants shelled fortified positions of Ukrainian Marines in Shyrokyne at Mariupol direction with 122-mm artillery, having fired a total of 116 powerful projectiles. In addition, more than 170 shells of different calibers fired by the enemy hit Krasnohorivka, Shyrokyne, Vodiane, and Hnutove. The armed provocations with grenade launchers, machine guns, and small arms were committed by pro-Russian militants in Marinka and Starohnativka.

"The enemy shelled Luhanske village at Donetsk direction with 152-mm artillery. The enemy committed armed provocations at Troitske-Verkhniotoretske-Avdiivka section of the front using mortars and grenade launchers of various calibers and systems. The enemy employed machine guns against positions in Kamianka and grenade launchers against Maiorsk," the report reads.

Read more: Terrorists committed 18 attacks over day, used 120-mm, 82-mm mortars, - ATO press center

The Staff also noted that the enemy observed truce from the morning until noon and then launched attacks at all directions.

"In the Luhansk region, the enemy attacks intensified in the afternoon. The invaders fired at our defenders' positions in Novozvanivka, Novooleksandrivka, and Novotoshkivske with mortars, grenade launchers, machine guns and small arms. The enemy used grenade launchers and small arms in Zolote. Sniper attacks were also recorded there," the statement reads.

In addition, according the ATO Staff press center, the enemy continued actively conducting aerial reconnaissance.

As previously reported, the Russian mercenaries damaged more than 10 houses of civilians as they shelled residential neighborhoods in the ATO area with mortars and multiple rocket launchers over the weekend.
 
 
 
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