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"The illegal armed groups were active in the Donetsk and Mariupol sectors. The invaders fired 120mm mortars on our fortified positions near the town of Avdiyivka and Butivka coal mine. They also used 82mm mortars to shell areas near the villages of Leninske, Opytne, Shyrokyne, Mayorsk, Berdianske and the town of Maryinka," the press center said.

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"The Ukrainian military had to return fire nine times in order to prevent the approaching of militants at a dangerous distance from the villages of Sakhanka, Trudivske and Bezimenne," the press center said.