Situation in Donbas remains tense: Ukrainian troops assaulted by enemy 56 times yesterday, - ATO staff

The situation in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) area remains tense. 56 attacks on the Ukrainian troops’ positions were recorded over the past day.

Censor.NET informs citing the situation report by the ATO press center as of 6 a.m. Feb 25.

According to the staff, 35 attacks were committed at the Donetsk direction, and 21 assaults at the Mariupol section of the front. The number of the enemy attacks decreased significantly after midnight.

Russian mercenaries continue employing mortars in blatant violation of the Minsk agreements.

"20 mortar rounds, launched by the terrorists, impacted our strong points in Pervomaisk while the same number of shells hit positions near Zaitseve at about 6 p.m. The fortifications in the vicinity of Nevelske village came under indiscriminate mortar fire of the enemy," the report reads.

It was also reported that the Ukrainian troops' strong points near Marinka, Hnutove, and Chermalyk at the Mariupol direction came under Russian mercenaries' mortar strikes.

"Russian terrorists fired at the positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces near Marinka, Zaitseve, Maiorsk, Novoselivka, Avdiivka, Opytne, Pisky, and Novhorodske with grenade launchers, high-caliber machine guns, and small arms. An anti-aircraft gun was employed by the enemy near Krasnohorivka

"In addition, militant's snipers attacked the Ukrainian detachments on the outskirts of Marinka, Opytne and Butivka mine.

"Our servicemen provided retaliation fire with grenade launchers and small arms in several cases," the ATO staff reported.

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