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 Enemy used heavy weapons outside Mariupol, Donetsk: Zaitseve, Krasnohorivka, Talakivka shelled with 122-mm, 152-mm artillery, - Staff

The situation in the vicinity of Mariupol and Donetsk remains tense as terrorists actively employ heavy weapons.

Censor.NET reports citing the situation report by the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) Staff press center as at 6 a.m. Aug. 24.

According to the Staff, Russian hybrid forces committed 48 attacks on Ukrainian troops over past day. In the vicinity of Donetsk, the enemy fired about 80 122-mm artillery rounds on positions in Zaitseve and Dacha and 40 152-mm rounds on positions north of Krasnohorivka. Moreover, Ukrainian soldiers in Avdiivka were hit with 120-mm and 82-mm mortars, various types of grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms. The enemy actively used 120-mm mortars in Semyhiria and Nevelske, 82-mm mortars and heavy machine guns in Svitlodarsk, Luhanske and Troitske, various types of grenade launchers and heavy machine guns in Verkhniotoretske. Automatic grenade launchers were fired in the vicinity of Maiorsk, while the use of IFVs and 120-mm mortars was recorded near Luhanske and Svitlodarsk.

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As also reported, in the vicinity of Mariupol, terrorists employed 122-mm artillery against Myrne, 152-mm against the Sionitnyi railway station in the daylight. As darkness fell, the enemy fired some fifty 152-mm rounds on positions outside Talakivka. Terrorists repeatedly hit ATO forces in Marinka and Vodiane with 120-mm mortars. Moreover, 82-mm mortars were fired on Krasnohorivka, heavy machine guns on Marinka and Novotroitske, grenade launchers on Mykolaivka and Vodiane, small arms on Starohnativka. Shyrokyne came under grenade launcher and heavy machine gun attack, while IFV fire was recorded in Hnutove.

"In the Luhansk region, the enemy employed 82-mm mortars and automatic grenade launchers in Krymske, grenade launchers in Novozvanivka and Zolote, heavy machine guns in Novooleksandrivka, small arms in Lopaskyne. Sniper activity was recorded outside Novozvanivka and Zolote," the Staff noted.

Read more: 20 attacks registered over day, Mariupol direction being hottest, - ATO press center

Three passes of enemy UAVs were registered over yesterday.
 
 
 
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