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 Russian proxies employed heavy mortars, artillery against Ukrainian troops in Donetsk, Mariupol directions, - Staff

The Russian terrorist forces attacked positions of the Ukrainian soldiers 60 times since the beginning of the day. One soldier was killed and one was wounded as they triggered improvised explosive device in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) zone.

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

"In Mariupol direction, the enemy shelled the strongpoints at Lebedynske, Shyrokyne, Hnutove, and Vodiane with mortars and 122 mm cannons; positions on the outskirts of Talakivka and Chermalyk - with 120 mm mortars; at Marinka - with grenade launchers of various systems.

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"The number of attacks on positions at Avdiivka in the Donetsk direction with the use of heavy weapons, tanks, and 120 mm mortars sharply increased in the afternoon. Several shells hit Avdiivka's old neighborhood. The adversary shelled positions near Opytne village with 82 mm mortars, fired upon positions in the vicinity of Luhanske with 122 mm artillery, mortars, IFV guns, and anti-tank grenade launchers.

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"The Russian invaders shelled Ukrainian troops near Novozvanivka in Luhansk direction with anti-tank grenade launchers and anti-tank guided missiles. Positions near Valuiske were fired upon with small arms," the situation report reads.
 
 
 
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