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"Through an efficient maneuver technique and counterattack the Ukrainian Armed Forces have stopped the enemy and prevented them from capturing positions of the Ukrainian forces. The Russian occupation forces suffered significant loss," a statement read.

According to the report, enemy provocations aimed to accuse the Ukrainian side of violating agreements reached earlier.

Currently, the situation in Avdiyivka industrial zone remains tense, according to the report.

"The enemy continues its assault and there are persistent attempts to force the Ukrainian positions to retreat. Unfortunately, we have also suffered losses," according to the press center.

As UNIAN reported earlier, militants attacked Ukrainian positions 55 times over the past day. One Ukrainian soldier was reported wounded.