Russia's hybrid military forces mounted 16 attacks on Ukrainian army positions in Donbas in the past 24 hours, with two Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action.
"Two Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in the past day. According to intelligence reports, eight occupiers were killed and another three were wounded," the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation (JFO) said in an update published on Facebook as of 07:00 Kyiv time on December 17, 2018.
Russian occupation forces opened fire from weapons installed on infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers of various types, heavy machine guns and small arms, attacking the defenders of the town of Avdiyivka, and the villages of Novoluhanske, Novotroyitske, Pisky, Slavne, Taramchuk, Starohnativka, Kamianka, Chermalyk, Pavlopil, and Lebedynske.
The enemy also employed 82mm mortars to attack the defenders of the villages of Krymske and Vodiane.
"Since Monday midnight, Russian-led forces have attacked the Ukrainian positions near the village of Hnutove," the report said.