Ukraine reports one WIA amid 11 enemy attacks in Donbas in past day
Russia's hybrid military forces mounted 11 attacks on Ukrainian army positions in Donbas in the past 24 hours, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as wounded in action (WIA).
"On December 28, Russian occupation forces violated the ceasefire 11 times, including twice with the use of weapons proscribed by Minsk Agreements," the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation (JFO) said in an update on Facebook as of 07:00 Kyiv time on December 29, 2018.
"In particular, the enemy fired 82 mm mortars on JF positions near the villages of Novotoshkivske and Hnutove in the Luhansk and Mariupol directions, [respectively]," the report said.
In addition, Ukrainian strongpoints were fired upon from grenade launchers of various types, large-caliber machine guns, and small arms near the villages of Bolotene, Stanytsia Luhanska, Slavne, Taramchuk, Opytne, Pisky, Pavlopil, Hnutove, and Vodiane.
On the first day of the New Year truce, starting midnight December 29, the militants opened fire from grenade launchers on the Ukrainian positions near the village of Zalizne in the Horlivka direction, the press center added.
It is noted that to suppress enemy provocations, the defending units returned fire.
According to intelligence data, on December 28, one invader was killed and two were injured.