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 76 enemy attacks recorded yesterday, Avdiivka came under massive tank fire, - Staff

Over the past day, Russian hybrid forces committed 76 attacks on anti-terrorist operation (ATO) positions.

As reported by Censor.NET, this was stated by the ATO Staff press center in its situation report as at 6 a.m., Aug. 23.

As noted, 37 attacks were recorded in the vicinity of Donetsk, 27 near Mariupol and 12 in the Luhansk region.

"In the vicinity of Donetsk, the enemy hit Arkhanhelske with heavy artillery (152-mm) before dawn. In the evening, terrorists committed four attacks on Avdiivka within two hours, having fired more than 100 122-mm rounds, while three shells of the same caliber hit Pisky. In the area between Avdiivka and the northern outskirts of Horlivka, terrorists actively used mortars, including banned 120-mm caliber, various types of grenade launchers and heavy machine guns. Additionally, Avdiivka came under massive tank attack as terrorists fired more than 40 rounds toward the town. In the area of the Svitlodarsk salient, the enemy employed 82-mm mortars and IFVs, fired an anti-tank missile system at Novoselivka Druha. Positions in Luhanske, Pisky and Avdiivka were hit with anti-aircraft guns. Sniper activity was registered outside Pisky and Opytne," the report reads.

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Near Mariupol, the enemy fired more than 60 122-mm rounds on Shyrokyne and seven more rounds on strong points in Talakivka. Marinka, Taramchuk, Krasnohorivka and Talakivka came under mortar, grenade launcher and machine gun attack. Shyrokyne, Vodiane, Novotroitske and Hnutove were struck with various types of grenade launchers and heavy machine guns, while automatic grenade launchers were used in Novohryhorivka and Starohnativka. IFVs were registered in Marinka. An enemy sniper was active in Shyrokyne.

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"In the Luhansk region, positions in Novooleksandrivka, Novozvanivka and Zhovte were hit with grenade launchers, while small arms were used in Zolote. Attacks against Stanytsia Luhanska involved 82-mm mortars, various types of grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms. Sniper activity was registered outside Novooleksandrivka," the Staff notes.

Moreover, two passes of enemy UAVs over ATO forces' positions were recorded.

As previously reported, the enemy committed 59 attacks on Ukrainian army positions Aug. 27.
 
 
 
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