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 Terrorists committed attacks almost along entire demarcation line showing tendency to aggravate situation, - ATO press-center

A tendency to deteriorate situation was recorded in the ATO area in the end of the day on Aug. 21.

The Illegal armed groups have stepped up attacks on Ukrainian positions almost along the entire demarcation line, Censor.NET reports citing the ATO press-center.

According to the report, while the Donetsk and Mariupol directions were the tensest at day time, the invaders concentrated their provocative fire near Artemivsk at the end of the day. "Thus, our positions in the village of Zolote were shelled with 82-mm mortars from 7:30 p.m. to 8:05 p.m.. The invaders employed weapons of infantry fighting vehicle and 122-mm artillery near the same village around 9 p.m. In addition, our defense lines in Popasna were shelled by terrorists from 120-mm mortars at 7:33 p.m. and from 122-mm artillery at 8:46 p.m.

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"The enemy used 120-mm mortars against the villages of Svitlychne and Novotoshkivske in the Luhansk region at 8:15 p.m. And our strong point in Valuiske was shelled from 152-millimeter artillery closer to midnight. The enemy used 120-mm mortars to attack Pisky, Krasnohorivka, and Marinka villages in the Donetsk region yesterday evening and night. It was relatively calm near Mariupol from 6 p.m. to midnight. The criminals provoked Ukrainian detachments in the village of Novoselivka Druha firing with small arms.

"The illegal armed formations violated the cease-fire 102 times yesterday, Aug. 21. The militants used cannon artillery 14 times, mortars - 28 times, multiple rocket launchers - once, small arms and grenade launchers 69 times. The provocations of mercenaries with the use of small arms have been mainly recorded at the Donetsk direction after midnight until 6 a.m. Aug 22.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n348694