Russian-led forces mounted seven attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, in the past 24 hours, using weapons banned under the Minsk agreements thrice.
"No casualties among Ukrainian troops have been reported in the past day. According to intelligence reports, four occupiers were killed and another three 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 22, 2018.
Russian occupation forces opened aimed fire from 120mm and 82mm mortars as they attacked the defenders of the village of Krymske, while 82mm mortars were used near the village of Novotoshkivske in the Luhansk direction.
Strongholds of the Armed Forces of Ukraine came under enemy fire from grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns, and small arms near the village of Novomykhailivka in the Donetsk sector, as well as near the villages of Chermalyk, Lebedynske and Hnutove in the Mariupol sector.
Since Saturday midnight, Russian-led forces have attacked the Ukrainian positions near Hnutove, using grenade launchers of various systems and large-caliber machine guns.
No casualties among Ukrainian troops have been reported since the start of the day.