One soldier wounded amid five enemy attacks in eastern Ukraine on Dec 24

One soldier wounded amid five enemy attacks in eastern Ukraine on Dec 24

Russian-backed forces launched five attacks on Ukrainian positions on December 24, two of them involving weapons banned under the Minsk agreements, the headquarters of the Joint Forces Operation has said in a morning report on Facebook.

"In the direction of Novozvanivka, the enemy fired from man-portable anti-tank grenade launchers. Near Marinka, the enemy fired 120mm mortars. In the direction of Katerynivka, Russian mercenaries opened fire from under-barrel and automatic grenade launchers, large-caliber machine guns and small arms. In the vicinity of Novoluhanske, the occupiers fired small arms," the report said.

In addition, in Luhansk region, the Ukrainian military spotted an enemy UAV, probably Orlan-10, crossing the line of contact.

One Ukrainian serviceman was wounded in enemy shelling. The soldier is in a medical institution. He is in fair condition.

"Ukrainian defenders returned fire and forced the enemy to cease fire. As of 07:00 on December 25, no violations of the ceasefire by the Russian occupation forces have been recorded," the JFO HQ added.


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