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19 years old civilian killed in militants' shelling of Avdiyivka outskirts in Donbas - ATO HQ

19 years old civilian killed in militants' shelling of Avdiyivka outskirts in Donbas - ATO HQSoutheast outskirts of Avdiyivka in Donetsk region came under attack, which killed a civilian and damaged residential buildings, the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation headquarters said on Thursday morning.

"Homes of local residents and power transmission lines supplying electricity to the city of Avdiyivka were damaged in those shelling incidents. The power and water supply to the city was cut off," the press center said in a report posted on Facebook.

A local young man died in the attack, the report said. "A local resident born in 1997 suffered a lethal injury in the head," it said.

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The gunfire was coming from the direction of Kashtanove, Mineralne, Yakovlivka, Spartak and the airport area, and 122mm tube artillery and 82mm mortars prohibited by the Minsk agreements were used (the Ukrainian mission to the Joint Center for Control and Coordination (JCCC) recorded 60 explosions), in addition to SPG, RPG and AGS grenade launchers, weapons of infantry combat weapons and small arms, the report said.

In the Luhansk sector, the militants fired on Ukrainian-controlled territories, from the broken motor bridge to the pedestrian bridge in Stanytsia Luhanska. The village of Dachne, the Monument to Grand Prince of Kyivan Rus Ihor and a roadblock near the pedestrian bridge came under fire of weapons of infantry combat vehicles, automatic and anti-tank grenade launchers and small arms, the report said.

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Ukrainian members of the JCCC informed OSCE SMM observers about those violations of the truce, the press center said.

It was reported earlier that Ukrainian positions were attacked 70 times, including by use of 122mm artillery, on July 20.

The press center said that 33 out of 70 shelling incidents occurred in the Donetsk sector, 31 in the Mariupol sector, and six in the Luhansk sector.
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