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ATO reports 22 shelling attacks last day

Russia-backed militants continue armed provocations against ATO forces.

ATO reports 22 shelling attacks last day
Photo: Photo: Max Trebukhov

The positions of Ukrainian armed forces in the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) zone were reportedly shelled over 20 times last day.

"Russia-backed militants continue armed provocations against ATO forces. Overall, the adversary opened fire 22 times on the positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces," the ATO press service reported via Facebook on 13 July.

The 152mm artillery, banned under the Minsk Agreements, shelled the positions of the Ukrainian military in Mykolaivka 2 near Donetsk. Zaitseve, Semyhirya, Novoselivka 2 and Avdiyivka were shelled from 120mm mortars. Positions near Novhorodske were shelled from 82mm mortars and positions near Troitske from large-caliber machineguns.

"In the Mariupol direction, it has been unquiet near Krasnohorivka as 122mm artillery, 120mm and 82mm mortars shelled the positions of Ukrainian forces and later armored vehicles engaged," the press service said.

The enemy shelled Shyrokyne from grenade launchers, while snipers activated near Maryinka.

In the Luhansk sector, Stanytsia Luhanska and Krymske came under the fire of Russia-backed terrorists.