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 Russian army command allowed Luhansk militants fire for retaliation upon Ukrainian positions near Popasna and Triokhizbenka, - Intelligence

The command of the 2nd army corps (Luhansk) of the Russian Federation armed forces allowed Luhansk militants shelling positions of the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) forces in Popasna and Triokhizbenka.

As reported by Censor.NET, this was announced by the press service of the Main Intelligence Department of the Ministry of Defense on its Facebook page.

"The command of the 2nd army corps (Luhansk) of the Russian Federation armed forces has allowed units of the 6th separate motorized rifle regiment (Stakhanov) and the 4th separate motorized rifle brigade (Alchevsk) opening fire upon ATO forces' positions from IFVs and 82 mm mortars near Popasna and Triokhizbenka with the purpose of inviting retaliation," the message reads.

The Ukrainian intelligence agency says the shelling has been conducted from small arms, anti-aircraft mounts ZU-23-2, IFV weapons, tanks, and 82 mm and 120 mm mortars.

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"A shooting crew of Russian LifeNews TV channel has arrived in Stakhanov to film the abovementioned activities," the press service added.

As reported by the ATO press center, the total of 40 cases of cease-fire violations by Russian mercenaries were recorded over the past 24-hour period in the Donbas.

 
 
 
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