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The shelling was most intensive on the Mariupol line, the ATO HA wrote on Facebook.

The epicenters of fire confrontation were in Shyrokine and Vodiane as these settlements’ defenders came under enemy fire from 122mm artillery systems, 120mm mortars, grenade launchers of various types, and large-caliber machine guns. Marines stationed in Shyrokine were shelled from an enemy tank and fired at by snipers.

Read alsoATO HQ reports 81 enemy attacks in Donbas, 8 troops wounded and injured in past day"The enemy fired 120 mortars on the defenders of Hnutove, Pavlopil, Lebedynske, and Talakivka. In the area of Novotroyitske, the Russian-occupation forces fired from infantry fighting vehicles. Near Krasnohorivka and Maryinka, the enemy actively used grenade launchers and large-caliber machine guns," the HQ reported.

The situation was also intense in the Donetsk direction, where the enemy used a wide range of heavy weapons against Ukrainian soldiers.

"Russian-occupation forces hit the defenders of Troyitske from 152mm artillery systems, 120mm and 82mm mortars. 120mm mortars were also used by the enemy near Avdiyivka and Luhanske. 82mm mortar rounds were fired at the defenders of Kamianka, Verkhnetoretske and Avdiyivka. A tank fired at Ukrainian soldiers near Kamianka, and an IFV – at Ukrainian strong points near Verkhnetoretske and Pisky. Enemy snipers were active near Troyitske,” the report said.

Read alsoKlimkin: Putin’s desire for new Russian empire not to stop with UkraineIn Luhansk region, the enemy fired at the defenders of Novozvanivka from anti-tank assault weapons. Grenade launchers were used against the defenders of Novo-Oleksandrivka, Katerynivka and Krymske. Russian-occupation troops also shelled residential areas of Avdiyivka from Grad-P MLR systems.

"In order to suppress enemy fire, our units opened fire in response. Over the past day, three Ukrainian soldiers were killed, eight were wounded," the Headquarters said.