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ATO HQ report: militants actively use heavy weapons in attacks on Ukrainian army in eastern Ukraine

On July 2, Russian proxies released about 500 shells on positions of Ukrainian troops in the area of the Anti-Terrorist Operation in Donbas
ATO HQ report: militants actively use heavy weapons in attacks on Ukrainian army in eastern Ukraine

In the Luhansk sector, it was quiet there yesterday, said the spokesman of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine for ATO issues Colonel Andriy Lysenko at the briefing in the Information Center of the Ukraine’s National Security Service, Joinfo.ua reports.

In the Donetsk sector, half of the attacks took place near the town of Avdiyivka. The militants used rocket launchers of various modifications, small arms and machine guns. They released 18 mortar shells near the village of Opytne and 30 shells more – in the north, near the village of Novoselivka Druha.

An intense confrontation is continuing near the village of Luhanske. Militants used heavy weapons. They released 36 shells from 122mm caliber guns and 119 mortar shells mines on positions of Ukrainian troops. It was also restless in the town of Horlivka and its suburbs, where militants actively used armored vehicles, shots from which were recorded in the villages of Novhorodske, Zaitseve and Novoselivka. Also, militants fired grenade launchers and small arms in the abovementioned villages and in the area near Mayorsk.

During the last 24 hours, in the Donetsk direction the militants made 31 attacks, of which 10 – with use of heavy weapons.

In the Mariupol sector, fighting continues along all the front line. Militants mostly used 82mm and 120mm mortars in this area. In particular, a mortar shelling occurred near the villages of Krasnohorivka, Mar’inka, Talakivka, Starohnativka and Berezove. The enemy released 98 shells there. The vast majority of these attacks was characterized by the release of the shells by packs from one to eight shells. The enemy fired from infantry combat vehicles near the villages of Krasnohorivka and Mar’inka. They also fired 3 artillery shells near Vodiane. In addition, the enemy used grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms in attacks on positions of the ATO forces in the abovementioned areas, as well as in the area near Shyrokyne and Novohryhorivka. An enemy snipers were firing near Shyrokyne and Novotroitske.

The enemy made 38 shelling in the Mariupol sector, of them 13 – with use of heavy weapons.

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