Invaders violate ceasefire in Donbas nine times

Invaders violate ceasefire in Donbas nine times

Over the past day, January 1, nine ceasefire violations were recorded in the Joint Forces Operation area in eastern Ukraine.

"The Russian occupation forces fired 82mm mortars, grenade launchers of various systems and small arms in the suburb of Avdiivka (17km north of Donetsk). An enemy UAV of the "quadcopter" type flying towards the village of Yakovlivka (10km north of Donetsk) was visually detected, which was shot down by our soldiers after crossing the contact line," the press center of the JFO Headquarters reported.

Also, the shelling took place near Vodiane (94km south of Donetsk) and Pavlopil (25km north-west of Mariupol).

"The enemy opened fire from grenade launchers of various systems and heavy machine guns on Ukrainian positions near Zolote-4 (59km west of Luhansk), and small arms – outside Novoluhanske (53km north-east of Donetsk). The Ukrainian soldiers gave an adequate response to the enemy's numerous shelling. No casualties among Ukrainian servicepersons were reported," the JFO Headquarters said, adding that the OSCE representatives were notified of all the facts of ceasefire violations through the Ukrainian side of the JCCC.

Today, January 2, no ceasefire violations have been recorded. The ceasefire has been observed along the entire contact line.


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