Terrorists shelled Ukrainian positions 92 times yesterday; engagement took place near Novotroitske, - ATO press center

Yesterday, Aug. 25, the situation in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) area remained tense between 6 p.m. and midnight.

As reported by Censor.NET, this was announced by the ATO press center on Facebook.

According to the HQ, illegal armed gangs were mostly active after dark. Violating the Minsk agreements, the enemy was actively using weapons of banned caliber over 100 mm.

"Near Donetsk at around 8 p.m., mercenaries were spraying Ukrainian strong point near Pisky and positions of the Ukrainian army near Opytne from 120-mm mortars. In Avdiivka, 122-mm artillery had been used against the ATO forces," the message reads.

At 9 p.m., occupants shelled Ukrainian defense lines in Troitske with 152-mm artillery and grenade launchers. The illegal armed gangs fired at Marinka using 122-mm artillery. In the evening, Novoselivka Druha was covered by mercenaries' artillery fire, and Opytne and Krasnohorivka were fired at from an IFV. The enemy has been escalating the situation in the region by shelling residential areas of Avdiivka with 122-mm mortars between 11 p.m. and 12 a.m..

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"It was not calm near Mariupol in the evening. At 7 p.m., the enemy used mortars to fire at our strong points in Starohnativka. At around 8 p.m., a sabotage and reconnaissance group of the enemy attempted to envelop Ukrainian positions near Novotroitske. After a clash, the bandits retreated," the HQ informed.

In the Luhansk region, Stanytsia Luhanska was a ground point of evening confrontation: "ATO forces were shelled several times by mercenaries, who used grenade launchers, mortars, and large-caliber machine guns.

"In total for Aug. 25, Russian terrorist troops violated the cease-fire regime 92 times. The mercenaries used artillery nine times, mortars 37 times, and grenade launchers 19 times," the press center summed up.Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n349102