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Russia hybrid troops trying to break through Ukraine defense near Bakhmutka – Turchynov

Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov has said the Russian hybrid forces do not stop constant attempts to break through the Ukrainian defense near the Bakhmutka highway with access to strategically important bounds, but receive a worthy rebuff, the NSDC's press service reports.

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Paying a working visit to the ATO zone, Turchynov checked the provision and combat readiness of units of the Armed Forces in the "Luhansk" operational-tactical grouping. As a result of the check, he held a meeting with the ATO military leadership, reads the report.

Turchynov inspects Russian TV jamming system along contact line in DonbasAccording to Turchynov, every day at the section of the frontline under the responsibility of the "Luhansk" operational-tactical grouping, the enemy carries out systematic fire provocations, "in particular, using weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements: artillery, tanks, multiple launch rocket systems and mortars".

"Every week there are several military clashes," Turchynov said adding that the enemy does not stop the constant attempts to break through the Ukrainian defense to advance towards the Bakhmutka highway with access to strategically important bounds. "But all provocations of Russian hybrid troops are severely stopped by the professional actions of our military," he said.

Tags: Turchynov, Donbas, war

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