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ATO latest news: the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation reports on the worsening of the situation in the area

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ATO latest news: the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation reports on the worsening of the situation in the area

Following instructions from Moscow, the separatists used the weapon against the Ukrainian defense for 51 times, as announced by the ATO headquarters spokesman Major Anton Myronovych, Joinfo.ua reports.

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The mercenaries opened aimed fire from automatic grenade launchers in the area of ​Mar’inka, from small arms and grenade launchers – near Verkhnyetoretske. With the same weapons criminals twice fired at Ukrainian positions near Granitne, Mariupol district.

In addition, pro-Russian gangs provoke Ukrainian soldiers to open fire in response near Horlivka. In particular, using heavy machine guns, grenade launchers of various systems and small arms, the mercenaries shelled towards Mayorsk, Zaitseve and Novgorodske. Militants continued chaotic shelling at Ukrainian strong points and near temporarily militants-controlled Donetsk. Thus, they fired at Ukrainian positions on the outskirts of Avdiyivka, Pisky and Opytne from rocket-propelled grenades and small arms.

The bandits also opened fire after midnight for 10 times. Specifically, the militants opened aimed fire from small arms in the area of Novgorodske. The mercenaries conducted disturbing fire from grenade launchers, small arms and heavy machine guns in the area of ​​the Donetsk airport and north of Horlivka again.

Besides, after midnight a few mines from 120-mm mortars, the use of which is prohibited by the Minsk agreement, exploded close to the positions of the ATO forces near Zaitseve.