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ATO HQ: Russian proxies attack Ukraine 43 times in last day

Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 43 times in the past 24 hours; no casualties were reported, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

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"The Mariupol sector. Areas near the villages of Shyrokyne, Vodiane, Pavlopil and Hnutove remained hot spots in this sector. In the evening, our positions there were under fire from militants who used small arms, heavy machine guns and grenade launchers. Positions near Shyrokyne and Vodiane were also attacked by infantry fighting vehicles. Positions near Pavlopil came under 82mm mortar fire. The enemy was shelling the Ukrainian defenders in the northern direction: heavy machine guns were used near the town of Maryinka and 82mm mortars together with an anti-tank missile complex near the town of Krasnohorivka," the report says.

In the Donetsk sector, the Russian occupation forces concentrated fire on areas near the town of Avdiyivka in the evening. The outskirts of the town and some positions to the south were attacked with the use of banned 120mm mortars and tank shells. One enemy 120mm shell again hit a residential quarter in Avdiyivka. Fortunately, there were no casualties among the local residents.

Terrorists plotting breakthrough near Pavlopil - Defense MinistryThe occupiers also fired 82mm mortars, grenade launchers and small arms near the village of Verkhniotoretske. Ukrainian soldiers stationed near the village of Novoluhanske were attacked by infantry fighting vehicles. Additionally, the enemy used 120mm mortars not far from the village of Maiske.

In the Luhansk sector, there were eight recorded instances of militant shelling in the past day. The enemy used 120mm mortars to attack the fortified Ukrainian positions near the villages of Krymske, Triokhizbenka and Kriakivka. The invaders also used small arms, grenade launchers and 82mm mortars there. Moreover, small arms were fired at Ukrainian positions near the village of Malynove.

There were no killed and wounded in action in the past day, the ATO HQ said.

Tags: ATO, war, Donbas

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