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 Ukrainian troops engage in fierce battle with enemy near Pavlopil, suffer losses, - ATO Staff speaker

Pro-Russian militants covered their sabotage and reconnaissance group with heavy artillery and mortar strikes upon the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the vicinity of the village of Pavlopil as subversives were trying to penetrate into the territory controlled by the Ukrainian servicemen to carry out terrorist activities.

As reported by Censor.NET, this was said by speaker to the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) Staff Serhii Zhmurko on air of 112 Ukraine TV channel.

"The 12 men strong group of militants covered by artillery and mortars was storming the Ukrainian troops' position. The Ukrainian servicemen engaged in fierce battle and, unfortunately, incurred losses. The battle lasted for about an hour and a half. The militants were forced back from the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine," Zhmurko said.

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Earlier, the militants mortared the Ukrainian strongholds near Avdiivka, Pisky, Luhanske, and Nevelske June 14.Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n393399