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“Reports concerning casualties and injuries are being verified,” Tymchuk said on his Facebook page on Friday morning, Aug. 1.

According to Tymchuk, who is also referred to as the spokesman for
the army operation in eastern Ukraine, the Armed Forces’ positions
located at the Luhansk airport, as well as near the localities of
Berezove and Marynivka were attacked from Grad systems.

“The army’s positions near Illinka were subject to artillery strikes,
while the positions near Marynivka and Avdiyivka came under mortar
fire,” he said.

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