This is reported by the ATO Headquarters press center.
“The enemy violated ceasefire in ATO area 28 times over the past day. As a result of the enemy shelling, four Ukrainian soldiers were killed, one soldier was wounded, and another one serviceman was injured” the statement reads.
In Luhansk direction, illegal armed formations used infantry weapons and 120mm mortars to fire at Ukrainian positions near Travneve. The enemy also used 82mm mortars to shell Ukrainian strongholds outside Katerynivka (64km west of Luhansk), Novooleksandrivka (65km west of Luhansk) and Krymske (42.5km north-west of Luhansk). ATO troops near Zolote (67km north-east of Luhansk) came under small arms and grenade launcher fire. The enemy also shelled the entry-exit checkpoint Zolote, scheduled for opening today, on December 9.
In Donetsk direction, Russian-backed militants launched attacks on Ukrainian strongholds outside Avdiivka (18km north of Donetsk) and Vodiane (16km north-west of Donetsk), using mortars and infantry weapons. The enemy sniper fired at Ukrainian troops near Kamyanka (62km south of Donetsk). The defenders of Butovka coal mine (11.4km north-west of Donetsk) came under mortar, grenade launcher and small arms fire.
In addition, the enemy UAVs, banned under the Minsk agreements, were spotted in the area of Vodiane, Travneve, Avdiivka, Siversk and Stanytsia Luhanska.