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 Situation at Mariupol direction deteriorated as Russian terrorists use mortars near Vodiane, - Staff

The Russian occupation forces continue committing armed provocations against the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) forces. 22 assaults on the positions of the Ukrainian Army have been recorded today.

Censor.NET reports citing the latest update by the ATO Staff press center.

The report reads: "Escalation has been recorded at Mariupol direction. 12 attacks were committed at this section of the front, including four assaults with mortars of various calibers, grenade launchers and machine guns in Vodiane. The enemy also used an IFV gun there.

"The enemy shelled our defenders' fortifications in Krasnohorivka, Hranitne, and Taramchuk with grenade launchers. Attacks were also recorded in Luhanske, Novotroitske, and Starohnativka.

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"The number of attacks committed by the enemy snipers increased near Marinka and Shyrokyne.

"The intensity of the enemy fire at Donetsk direction slightly decreased. The defenders of Avdiivka and Nevelske were fired at with mortars and machine-guns. The enemy employed large-caliber machine guns against Luhanske, and anti-tank missiles against Opytne.

"The invaders shelled the Ukrainian troops' positions in Novozvanivka and Lopaskyne in the Luhansk region twice," the press center informed.Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n400527