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 Today’s fiercest battles took place in Novohryhorivka, where terrorists used artillery, mortars, and tanks, - ATO press-center

The pro-Russian illegal armed groups committed simultaneous attacks on the ATO forces’ positions near the villages of Berezove and Novotroitske in the Donetsk region from 120-mm mortars today, July 9.

Censor.NET informs citing the situation report by the ATO press center.

The report reads: "The Russian invaders were shelling the village of Hranitne at Mariupol direction from Grad multiple rocket launchers from 3.50 a.m. to 4.00 a.m.

"The militants committed attack on the ATO forces' positions near the village of Olhynka in the Donetsk region using 120-mm mortars at about 6.30 a.m.

"The Ukrainian military prevented the attempt of the enemy sabotage and reconnaissance group to breakthrough near Stanytsia Luhanska at 7.10 a.m. Our soldiers spotted the attackers and forced the enemy to retreat using small arms.

"Today's fiercest attacks have been committed on our troops' positions near Novohryhorivka village in the Donetsk region. The invaders shelled our positions from 152-mm artillery, tanks and employed 120-mm mortars twice throughout the day starting from 10 a.m.

"The militants also committed harassing attacks from small arms on the positions of the Ukrainian military hear the villages of Stanytsia Luhanska, Krymske, Luhanske, Opytne, Pisky, Avdiivka, Kirove. The attacks committed by the enemy sniper were recorded in Marinka at about 2 p.m. Over 20 artillery strikes have been committed totally July 9.

"It should be noted that the number of cases when unofficial sources spread untrue information to discredit the commanders of the ATO detachments have significantly increased recently."

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Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n343226