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War in Donbass: Ukrainian army reports 73 attacks on it's positions since morning of August 18
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The militants use Minsk-banned heavy artillery

Most of the attacks took place in the vicinities of Donetsk – in Troitske, Semyhirya, Luhanske, Leninske and Avdiivka, the militants fired 122 and 152 mm artillery. Enemy tank shelled Ukrainian positions in Troitske; infantry fighting vehicles opened fire in Novoselivka, Novhorodske, Verkhnyotoretske and Luhanske, reports. 

122 mm howitzers shelled outposts of Ukrainian troops in Myrne (not far from port city Mariupol). Maryinka, Pavlopol and Krasnohorivka went under fire from mortars and RPGs. Militants used grenade launchers and heavy machineguns to fire at emplacements near Shyrokyne and Novotroitske; in the latter, enemy sniper opened fire, too.

122 mm artillery fire was reported in Luhansk region – in Novozvanivka and Kalynove-Popasne. Positions near Zolote were shelled from 120 mm mortars and automatic grenade launchers.

Seven hostile drones were spotted over Ukrainian positions across the combat area.  

As reported earlier by, Frontline situation getting worse: Ukrainian forces report about hundreds of artillery shells. 

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