Russian mercenaries attacked Ukrainian troops 54 times yesterday, employed 152-mm artillery, 120-mm mortars, and IFVs, - Staff

The Russian occupation troops continue assaulting the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) forces’ positions.

Censor.NET informs citing the situation report by the ATO Staff press center as at 6 a.m. Aug. 23.

According to the Staff, 54 attacks on the Ukrainian Armed Forces' positions have been recorded over the past 24-hour period, including 22 - at Donetsk, 20 - at Mariupol, and 12 - at Luhansk direction.

"At Donetsk section of the front, Novobakhmutivka village came under the enemy strike committed with high-caliber artillery. The invaders shelled positions near Verkhniotoretske with 120-mm mortars. The fortifications in Avdiivka and Novoselivka Druha were fired at with mortars, grenade launchers, and large-caliber machine guns. The Ukrainian troops' positions in Pisky, Troitske and Kamianets were shelled with grenade launchers of various systems, while infantry fighting vehicles and large-caliber machine guns were employed in Luhanske. The enemy snipers committed attacks in the vicinity of Avdiivka," the statement reads.

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It was also reported that the enemy shelled the Ukrainian Armed Forces' positions in Marinka and Krasnohorivka at Mariupol direction with 120-mm mortars. The Ukrainian soldiers in Shyrokyne were repeatedly fired at with 82-mm mortars and grenade launchers. The ATO forces' strong points in Hnutove, Vodiane, and Novotroitske were attacked with grenade launchers and machine guns. Small arms were employed against defenders of Hranitne. Sniper attacks were recorded in Shyrokyne, Hnutove and near Marinka.

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"After a relative lull in the Luhansk region, the enemy violated the truce by committing attack on Lopaskyne using grenade launchers and small arms in the evening. Krymske village was shelled with 120-mm mortars and grenade launchers as well as attacked by the enemy sniper. The positions on the outskirts of Trypilia were hit by six projectiles fired by the invaders with 152-mm artillery. The enemy assaults with automatic grenade launchers and machine guns were recorded on the suburbs of Zolote. The situation in Stanytsia Luhanska was also tense as the occupants employed mortars, grenade launchers, large-caliber machine guns, and IFV weapons there. Besides, the enemy snipers committed attacks on this village as well," the latest update reads.Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n402771