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 Russian hybrid troops reconnoiter areas near Azov Sea coast, - ATO speaker

The Russian hybrid forces continue reconnoitering the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) forces positions in Ukraine’s east, in particular in the section of the front adjacent to the seaside.

Presidential Administration speaker on ATO matters Colonel Oleksandr Motuzianyk announced at a briefing today, Censor.NET reports citing Lіga.

"Ukraine's MoD Main Intelligence Directorate detected activity of the enemy reconnaissance groups in the south of Mariupol direction, as well as in our rear in the Mangush and Mykilske districts of the Donetsk region controlled by the Ukrainian government. In particular, the enemy reconnoiters areas near the coast of the Sea of Azov," he said.

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otuzianyk stressed that a "sufficient number" of the ATO forces' soldiers and hardware was deployed in this area to "give a fitting rebuff to the enemy" and promptly avert any possible subversive actions.

As reported earlier, the situation in the ATO zone has significantly escalated. According to the ATO Staff press center, the Russian militants committed 96 attacks on the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine over the past 24-hour period.
 
 
 
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