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Russian proxies attack Ukraine 30 times in last day

Russian proxies attacked Ukrainian troops in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, 30 times in the past day, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

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In particular, 13 attacks were recorded in the Donetsk sector, 12 in the Mariupol sector, and five in the Luhansk sector.

The town of Avdiyivka remains the hottest spot, having survived five militant attacks in the past 24 hours. The enemy used large-caliber machine-guns, grenade launchers of various systems, 82mm and 120mm mortars, and small arms.

About 200 shells were fired on the Ukrainian defenders of Butivka coal mine alone, the ATO HQ said.

"DPR" sabotage group gets into SBU trap"A special operations team of six militants attempted to penetrate into the rear of the ATO forces near the village of Novoselivka Druha at 19:00 Kyiv time [on Saturday, May 28]. A successful operation by the Ukrainian military disrupted the saboteurs' plans," the ATO HQ reported.

What is more, Ukrainian strongholds near the village of Opytne were under artillery fire, while ATO forces deployed near the village of Novhorodske were attacked with the use of automatic grenade launchers and small arms.

Russian proxies did not stop firing in the Mariupol sector, in particular, the village of Novotroitske was attacked with the use of 82mm mortars, while large-caliber machine guns were used to shell the town of Krasnohorivka. Enemy snipers were also working in the sector.

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