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Militant attacks in the area of the ATO in eastern Ukraine have not subsided as LDPR proxies opened fire 70 times
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Militant attacks in Donbas continue, civilian casualties reported

Thirty-three attacks were recorded in the Donetsk direction. The enemy fired from 122mm artillery, banned under the Minsk agreements, on Avdiyivka, Semyhirya, Kodema and Kamyanka; and from 120mm and 82mm mortars on Dacha, Novhorodske, Zaitseve and Avdiyivka. The occupants also engaged the Ukrainian forces with 82mm mortars in Maiorske and Troitske. Rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns were used by the enemy against our fortified positions in Avdiyivka, Novhorodske, Luhanske and Zaitseve, according to Unian

In Luhansk, the enemy fired six times from grenade launchers and small arms at the Ukrainian soldiers in Novooleksandrіvka and Stanytsia Luhanska.

Illegal armed groups (IAGs) from the temporarily occupied areas of Donetsk fired upon the south-eastern outskirts of Avdiyivka. Firing was reported from the areas of Kashtanove, Mineralne, Yakovlivka and Spartak, and from the airport. The IAGs used 122mm tube artillery, banned by Minsk, and 82mm mortars (the Ukrainian side to the JCCC recorded 60 blasts), as well as SPG, RPG and AGS grenade launchers and weapons mounted on infantry fighting vehicles, along with small arms.

Houses of the locals and power lines in Avdiyivka were damaged due to the attacks and the town was left without electricity and water.

Casualties were also reported. A local, born in 1997, was killed, having sustained a wound to the head.

In the Luhansk direction, the IAGs shelled the territory controlled by the ATO forces between the destroyed overpass and a pedestrian bridge in Stanytsia Luhanska. They fired from the direction of Dachnoe, the monument to Prince Igor, and the roadblock in front of a pedestrian bridge.

Notably, this time, the IAGs used weapons mounted on IFVs, as well as automatic and antitank grenade launchers, and small arms.

The Ukrainian side of the JCCC informed the OSCE SMM of all incidents of ceasefire violations.

As reported earlier by, Ukrainian border guards repelled the attack of a group of diversionists. 

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