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 47 attacks in Donbas yesterday as enemy used mortars, grenade launchers, APCs and IFVs, - ATO HQ

The fighting is escalating in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) area.

Censor.NET reports citing a report by the ATO HQ press center.

"Over the past day, Russian occupation troops committed 47 attacks on Ukrainian positions," the message says.

In the coastal area, 120 mm mortars, IFVs, APCs, grenade launchers and small arms were employed against positions outside Shyrokyne. Militants used 82 mm mortars, IFVs, various types of grenade launchers and heavy machine guns against strong points in the area of Vodiane. Troops near Berezove came under 82 mm mortar attack. Attacks on Marinka involved IFVs, various types of grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms. Defenders of Krasnohorivka, Novotroitske and Pavlopil were hit by grenade launchers and small arms. Positions outside Hnutove came under heavy machine gun fire, strong points outside Chermalyk were hit by small arms. Enemy snipers operated in the vicinity of Marinka.

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In the Donetsk sector, positions outside Troitske were pounded by 120 mm and 82 mm mortars, grenade launchers and small arms. The enemy used 82 mm mortars, heavy machine guns and small arms against strong points near Verkhniotoretske. Attacks on defenders of Avdiivka involved 82-mm mortars, various types of grenade launchers and heavy machine guns. Positions near Pisky were hit by grenade launchers and heavy machine guns. Various types of grenade launchers and small arms were fired at strong points outside Maiorsk and Novhorodske. Sniper activity was recorded near Novhorodske.

In the Luhansk sector, 120 mm mortars, anti-tank grenade launchers and heavy machine-guns were employed against strong points near Novooleksandrivka. 120 mm mortars covered positions around Popasna. 82 mm mortars, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns hit strong points in the area of Troitske. Defenders of Novozvanivka were attacked by various types of grenade launchers and heavy machine guns, Stanytsia Luhanska came under grenade launcher and small arms fire.

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"In some cases, in the face of an immediate threat to the life of servicemen, commanders sanctioned an adequate retaliation," the ATO press center added.

As reported earlier, militants committed 65 attacks on Ukrainian positions on April 25.
 
 
 
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