41 attacks on ATO positions recorded yesterday. Ukrainian troops clashed with sabotage group, - Staff

Russian occupation forces continue attacks on anti-terrorist operation (ATO) strong points, including with Minsk-banned weapons.

Censor.NET reports citing the summary by the ATO Staff press center as at 6 a.m. on June 21.

As noted, in the afternoon, paramilitary groups stepped up their activity along the contact line, having committed 41 attacks on Ukrainian army positions.

"At Donetsk direction, 21 cases of cease-fire violation were recorded. Strong points near Avdiivka, Nevelske, and Novosilky came under small arms and 120-mm mortar fire, while Butivka mine and the neighborhood of Verkhniotoretske were hit with 82-mm mortars. Using heavy machine guns and various types of grenade launchers, the enemy struck our positions near Zaitseve and Maiorsk.

"In addition, at about 7 p.m., a sabotage and reconnaissance group of up to eight people made an attempt to approach our positions near Avdiivka under cover of 82-mm mortar fire. Ukrainian soldiers resorted to weapons and forced the enemy to retreat," the statement reads.

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As also reported, at Mariupol direction, militants attacked ATO positions near Marinka, Hranitne, Taramchuk, and Hnutove 18 times, employing heavy machine guns and grenade launchers. In the vicinity of Krasnohorivka, the enemy fired an anti-aircraft gun, 82-mm and 120-mm mortars. Strong points near Shyrokyne were hit with small arms, IFV weaponry, 82-mm and 120-mm mortars.

At the Luhansk region, enemy snipers were active not far from Shchastia.

As previously reported, on June 19, terrorists carried out 31 attacks on ATO positions.
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