"The occupiers have changed tactics near Avdiyivka: the intensity of mortar attacks decreased in the morning, while enemy snipers came to the forefront," Defense Ministry speaker for Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) issues Oleksandr Motuzianyk said at a briefing in Kyiv on Tuesday, February 21, an UNIAN correspondent reported.

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As UNIAN reported earlier, Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 74 times in the past 24 hours with nine Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action (WIA).