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Russian proxies attack ATO forces four times overnight

The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine four times overnight, the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) wrote on Facebook on Monday.

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"The militants adhered to the ceasefire in general, but still there were some cases of the use of weapons by the enemy. At 18:30 Kyiv time, the mercenaries started firing small arms from the village of Nyzhnie Lozove on a fortified position of the Ukrainian armed forces in the village of Luhanske, not far from the town of Artemivsk. At 20:10 Kyiv time, they opened fire from small arms on Ukrainian positions in the village of Maiorske. At 22:00 Kyiv time, the militants started firing 82mm mortars from the village of Slovianoserbsk on our units in the village of Sokilnyky in Luhansk region," the report says.

In addition, the enemy launched a series of armed provocations. "At about 21:30 Kyiv time, the Kremlin-backed mercenaries opened fire in the direction of our positions near the villages of Luhanske and Maiorske. Thus, the militants hoped for return fire to accuse the Ukrainian side of the disruption of the Minsk agreements. But, despite the enemy provocations, the ATO forces did not use weapons," the press center said.

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