49 strikes against Ukrainian army positions in Donbas reported

49 strikes against Ukrainian army positions in Donbas reportedUkrainian military positions in Donbas came under fire on 49 occasions on Wednesday, including 42 times in the Donetsk region, the press center of Kyiv's army operation in eastern Ukraine reported on its Facebook account.

"The heaviest shelling occurred near Avdiyivka, where the adversary fired weapons of different types against our positions, and launched ten 122mm projectiles using a self-propelled artillery system at around 9:00 p.m.," the press center said.

A 120mm mortar was later used in strikes against Ukrainian army positions near Avdiyivka, it said.

Infantry fighting vehicle weapons were also fired at Ukrainian military checkpoints in the vicinity of Novhorodske and Luhanske.

Grenade launchers and large-caliber submachine guns were fired at Ukrainian army positions in Pisky and Opytne, on the outskirts of Donetsk, the press center said.

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Grenade launchers, submachine guns and small arms were used in strikes against Ukrainian military positions in the vicinity of Maryinka, Hnutove and Hranitne, near the city of Mariupol.

There has been no shelling of Ukrainian positions since midnight, the press center said.
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