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 Russian proxies fired upon Ukrainian troops’ positions 62 times yesterday, - Staff

The Russian terrorists opened fire on the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) forces 62 times over the past day. Six attacks were committed at Luhansk section of the front, with 28 assaults recorded both at Donetsk and Mariupol directions.

Censor.NET informs citing the situation report by the ATO Staff press center as at 6 a.m. Aug. 10.

"In violation of the Minsk agreements, the invaders employed heavy 122-mm artillery against Luhanske village at Donetsk direction. The Ukrainian strongholds in Avdiivka, Verkhniotoretske, Kamianka, and Novoselivka Druha were shelled with 82-mm mortars dozen times. Besides, the enemy employed grenade launchers and large-caliber machine guns there. The fortifications near Zaitseve, Luhanske, Novhorodske, and Nevelske were fired at with grenade launchers and machine guns. The enemy committed attacks with the use of armored vehicles in Verkhniotoretske, Novhorodske, and Maiorsk. The invaders also used anti-aircraft guns at this section of the front," the statement reads.

According to the Staff, the Russian occupation forces fired more than a hundred rounds with 120-mm and 82-mm mortars at the Ukrainian Armed Forces' positions in Krasnohorivka, Talakivka, Novotroitske and Shyrokyne at Mariupol direction:

"The enemy attacks with grenade launchers and high-caliber machine guns were recorded in Hnutove. The opponent also committed attacks with the use of armored vehicles on the outskirts of Shyrokyne and Marinka. Two sniper assaults were recorded there. Provocations with small arms continued to be recorded in Berezove and Vodiane.

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"The enemy fired Novooleksandrivka in the Luhansk region with mortars of various calibers, high-caliber machine guns, as well as automatic and antitank grenade launchers. Popasna was attacked with small arms.

"The extent of aerial reconnaissance of our positions committed by the enemy was really striking as drones were spotted eight times at Shyrokyne-Vodiane and Troitske-Luhanske directions as well as in the vicinity of Donetsk over the day," the ATO press center added.

As previously reported, the Russian occupation forces assaulted the ATO troops 47 times Aug. 8.
 
 
 
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