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 Russian militants employed mortars, artillery, and AT missiles against Ukrainian soldiers in Mariupol direction, - Staff

Russian occupation troops attacked positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) zone 26 times from midnight to 6 p.m. today.

Censor.NET reports citing the latest update by the ATO Staff press center.

The statement reads: "16 assaults were recorded in Mariupol direction. The enemy employed anti-tank missiles, machine guns, grenade launchers, and small arms against Ukrainian troops' positions near Talakivka, Shyrokyne, Krasnohorivka, and Hnutove.

"The ATO forces deployed on the outskirts of Marinka, Pavlopil, Taramchuk, and Opytne were shelled with 82 and 120 mm mortars. Besides mortars, the defenders of Vodiane were shelled with 152 mm cannon artillery.

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"The occupiers breached truce in Donetsk direction nine times. The militants fired at the Armed Forces of Ukraine detachments near Butivka mine with 82 mm mortars, grenade launchers, and small arms. Strikes with mortars of both calibers were recorded on the outskirts of Avdiivka.

"In Luhansk direction, the militants committed one armed provocation on the suburb of Stanytsia Luhanska using small arms," the situation report reads.
 
 
 
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