Russian-led forces mounted seven attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, in the last 24 hours.
"No casualties among Ukrainian troops have been reported in the past day. According to intelligence reports, one occupier was killed and another four were wounded," the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation (JFO) said in an update on Facebook as of 07:00 Kyiv time on December 18, 2018.
Russian occupation forces opened aimed fire from grenade launchers of various types, heavy machine guns and small arms as they attacked the defenders of the town of Maryinka, and the villages of Krymske, Luhanske, Taramchuk, Slavne, and Hnutove.
"Since Tuesday midnight, Russian-led forces have attacked the Ukrainian positions near the villages of Slavne and Chermalyk. No casualties among Ukrainian troops have been reported since the start of the day," the report said.