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 Russian terrorists shelled Ukrainian positions near Marinka, Talakivka, and Vodiane with grenade launchers, employed IFV weapons at Avdiivka, - Staff

The Ukrainian defenders’ positions were attacked 15 times from midnight to 6 p.m. today.

Censor.NET informs citing the situation report by the ant-terrorist operation (ATO) Staff press center.

The latest update reads: "The enemy violated the cease-fire deal on the outskirts of Marinka, Talakivka, and Vodiane at Mariupol direction with small arms and grenade launchers. In addition, the militants opened fire with IFV guns near Talakivka.

"The militants employed grenade launchers, machine guns, small arms and snipers in the vicinity of Avdiivka at Donetsk direction.

"At Luhansk direction, the enemy committed armed provocations on the outskirts of Novooleksandrivka and Novozvanivka using small arms."

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The ATO Staff press center also stressed: "The Armed Forces of Ukraine welcome political efforts aimed at sustainable resolution of the conflict in Ukraine's east as well as withdrawal of the Russian occupation troops from the Donbas. According to the Minsk agreements, the withdrawal of forces and hardware from the areas near Stanytsia Luhanska, Zolote, and Petrivske in the Donetsk region is only possible after sustainable cease-fire.

"This process is very complex and involves certain steps the implementation of which must be recorded and verified by the OSCE representatives. It is worth noting that the Armed Forces of Ukraine are not going to leave the key positions in these areas and will be able to promptly redeploy troops to the previous positions in the event of escalation.

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"We emphasize that the Ukrainian troops strictly adhere to the cease-fire deal and scrupulously observe the relevant paragraphs of the Minsk agreements," the statement reads.Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n407911